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Losing weight after gallbladder surgery

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Avatar n tn No, you have said it yourself, you are losing weight because of pain, the surgery is to make the pain go away, so you can eat without discomfort.
Avatar f tn Some people do gain weight after gallbladder surgery, but no one seems to know why. About the only way to lose the weight would be an increase in exercise and following a low fat diet. Many people find they can't process fats the way they did before surgery and it can lead to general problems with digestion.
1427811 tn?1282967954 2 years ago I was in great physical condition, not an ounce overweight, but I had gallstones and as a result elected to have my gallbladder removed. Dumb, dumb, dumb! I did not even think to look up the after-effects of this surgery. Today I would happily take my gallstones and gallbladder back if I could just lose the 20+ pounds I have gained since the surgery. And the constipation as well! It is a nightmare.
Avatar f tn Perhaps your weight loss was partly due to losing the additional baby weight, water weight or an increase to your metabolism where you begin to metabolise food better and use up the stored sugars and fats that linger with lethargy. If any one of those factors contributed, I say go for it! And I applaud you on getting yourself back on track.
Avatar n tn I am 54 years old and having a difficult time losing weight. During the past 8-9 months, I have not been able to continue my typical exercise regimen due to knee pain and surgery. As a result, I have gained the nine pounds I lost and added 7 more.Approximately two weeks ago, I started to exercise again, managing to workout four days each week, although no change in weight. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn I had a HIDA scan done about a month ago, after having severe symptoms the past 5 months. These symptoms include: Severe back pain, pain under right ribs that sometimes radiates outward, feeling of fullness when eating, burping often when eating, nausea, chills, fatigue. (These symptoms were accompanied by GERD, which my DR put me on Nexium for.) The HIDA scan showed an Ejection Fraction rate of 1.4% which my doctor said was EXTREMELY low.
Avatar n tn The fact is that there are a LOT of possible side effects after the removal of your gallbladder (most stemming from either (a) problems with the surgery, or (b) another underlying condition like SOD). However, by far the most common is diarrhea (usually after eating fatty meals). For the record, however, the gallbladder doesn't help digest anything. The BILE the gallbladder holds is pumped out into the small intestine whenever there's fat there so that it can be digested.
Avatar f tn what can i do after gallbladder removal to replace gallbladder surgery . I gained weight after this surgery.
Avatar n tn I went to see a Esphagus swallowing specialist yesterday but he acted like I was making it up because I am not losing any weight if anything I am gaining. I eat very little and drink lots of water. Can someone help me?
Avatar f tn I started experiencing diarrhea about 2-3 weeks after surgery and have had chronic watery (often yellow) diarrhea as well as weight loss (14 lbs to date) ever since. I'm tall and fairly thin (now weigh 124 and was 138 a few months ago) so the weight loss is quite apparent to those who know me. My appetite is pretty much poor although i'm constantly drinking fluids to keep hydated due to the diarrhea.
Avatar n tn i had my gallbladder remover over a year ago and i was really bad afterwards and i found something that has helped me and i have been losing weight to i feel great now.. i have been taking digestive enzymes and bile salts along with centrum vitamins and omega vitamins 369 and i could tell a difference the day i started taking them. i did have the runs everytime i ate and my chest was hurting along with bloating and all kinds of symptoms they are gone now.
Avatar n tn I talked to my doctor he told me that some people have a hadder time lossing weight after the surgery and they put it on easyer.
Avatar f tn I can barely eat anymore, and since having my gallbladder removed 10 years ago, I have continued losing weight and am suffering from malnutrition, besides the horrible attacks that leave me helpless all day - and with 3 children to care for. I regret having my gallbladder out, even if it was non-functioning!!
Avatar f tn I had my gallbladder removed last October and was pregnant but didn't know till a few weeks after the surgery. I am now 32 weeks with our first son. Just make sure they give you drugs that don't affect the baby. And take it easy after the surgery so you heal fast...don't try and be a superman like I did...make others do for you!
16194137 tn?1446000859 I have been experiencing really bad sharp pains between my shoulder blades. Low back pain, severe pain on my right side and right side under my rib cage. I have gone through test after test cause my Dr thinks it's my gallbladder. My Dr should of gotten my test results days ago but have heard nothing. I have called over there multiple times and they won't get back with me. I am throwing up. My stools and urine stink.
1348686 tn?1310654243 I was getting concerned because I lost weight and I was really itchy and I have back and stomach pains. So of course I did the very thing that I tell everyone not to do and I looked on the internet for what the possible causes were. Well one of the things that came up is pancreatic cancer. I went to my dr on Tuesday and the weight loss wasn't as bad as I thought, I lost 20 lbs in a year (I thought it was 20 in 5 months).
Avatar f tn Having your gallbladder removed does not equate to weight gain. If people gain weight after gallbladder surgery, it's because they are finally able to eat normally again. Sometimes people go overboard on the food with successful gallbladder surgery. "Successful" meaning that all symptoms are resolved. Your ejection fraction is so low that it means your gallbladder isn't doing much of anything. Sometimes it's due to stones.
Avatar n tn I am unable to eat or drink for at least 3 - 4 hours. After about 10.30am I start to feel human again. Then it starts all over gain the following morning waking about 4.00am. This usuall goes on for about 7 - 10 days. I normally lose a coule of kilos during this process. Then I am ok for about 2 - 3 weeks and tend to gain a bit of weight. I am wondering if this is all part of the after effects of having a gall bladder removed.
Avatar n tn It is VERY possible for her to have pains right after or long after GB surgery. And if that pain is present and if she's also having an added problem with diarrhea and perhaps other things that can go along with the whole problem, it would be no wonder she lost weight. The problem as I see it is most docs who listen to what's going on are going to brush off the pain and the possibility of the problem (sphincter of Oddi dysfunction; SOD) as non-existent.
29837 tn?1414534648 Going into the hospital, I weighed 185 (my normal weight). Upon release I now weighed 192. This after having been denied food for 9 days, then 6 days of regular diet Lately, I noticed my watch is not tight on my wrist anymore, I weighed myself yesterday. I now weigh 175 lbs. This is the weight I weighed at 27 years old. For many years now, my weight has been 185. The now weight of 175 lbs. is a loss of 17 lbs. in less than 3 weeks after leaving the hospital.
Avatar m tn For the past few years I've had a random mild dull ache in my upper right quadrant of my abdomen under my ribs. It hasn't been painful enough to really notice it and tie it into food eating trends. Since February standard blood work displayed elevated liver enzymes. Only ALT and AST are elevated, the rest of my blood work is excellent. I've been checking my livery enzymes periodically and the ALT and AST will vary from normal to twice normal.