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    An_202290 posted:
    My spouse had gall bladder removal yesterday. All is well. however, is there a diet to follow now? Folks tell us there is a risk of diahrrea or constipation. We would like to avoid any extremes of course. Any information regarding this is needed. Thanks!
     
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi there! Have you asked his surgeon if there are any diet recommendations or things to avoid? I would start there!

    Here's a WebMD article about gall bladder surgery stating No special diets or other precautions are needed after surgery.

    Read the whole article here:

    Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery for gallstones


    Best of luck to both of you during recovery!

    Haylen

     
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    reenie9752 responded:
    I had my gall bladder removed a few months ago. My doctor to eat a low fat diet. Diarrhea or constipation can happen if you eat too much fat.
     
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    evan_gd replied to reenie9752's response:
    Diet plays very crucial role in gall bladder problems specially after patient had his gall bladder removed, in such cases by following proper diet plan one can regain health, i was looking for such diet and i come across some information on such diet ,hope it might add up to information provided here.
    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/gall-bladder-diet.html
     
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    trudyfoody responded:
    The gall bladder stores bile, an enzyme produced by the liver which functions in the digestion of fat. Since the gall bladder has been removed, bile can no longer be stored. This results to problems in digestion that eventually leads to gastric disturbances such as diarrhea. In order to prevent this from happening, it is recommended to have a high fiber, low fat diet as fiber provides the bulk needed for digestion.
     
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    WOW! Thanks so much for directing me to this link! It offers a world of information; just what I need 3 days after having my gallbladder removed!
    I'm a bit disappointed that WebMD wasn't more helpful but am very thankful for this Forum which helped me to find some important answers!


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