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Complications after removal of gallbladder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help u?
User :   I am having some major stomach pain and am not sure what to do at this point
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ok
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where exactly is the stomach pain?
User :   on the right side of my stomach
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ok
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from how many days?
User :   Its been an ongoing issue for a while
Doctor :   whats ur age/sex?
User :   Age 26 Sex Female
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ok
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ado u have any vomiting?
User :   yes
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vomiting from how many days ?
User :   off and on for the last week or so
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ok
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was it foul smelling?
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what about ur stools?
User :   not that I can really tell, I am having a lot of diaherra
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how many time per day?
User :   pretty much a day long
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from how many days?
User :   The diaherra is constant all day long everyday
Doctor :   when did it start?

User :   its been an ongoing issue, I had my gall bladder removed a year ago and I thought that was the cause and it would fix it but it hasn't
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why did they remove gall bladder?
User :   It was removed September 23rd, 2008
User :   It was diseased and there was something blocking it
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can i know the reson behinf that?
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Doctor :   u came some time back complaining of infamed intestine right?
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have u seena any gstroenterologist?
User :   yes, I have no idea what is going on, but something isn't right, I haven't seen a gastroentroligist since removing my gall bladder
Doctor :   i strongly recommend u to see a gastroenterologist

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u need colonoscopy done to rule out ulcerative colitis
Doctor :   did u follow the dietary advice given to u?
User :   ok, I have had a colonscopy done came back clear, yes, I am doing what has been given but whatever is going on isn't getting any better
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ok
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can u tell tell me what are the investigations done till date?
User :   yes, I had a colonscopy, tested for celaic, ended up the er ran a cbc, and gave me fluids and pain medication and then sent me home
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do u have distension of abdomen?
User :   It always looks bigger than it should be and it always looks like I am bloated so probably, yes
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u are having this problem only after getting operated for gallblader?
User :   some of this has been since getting my gall bladder removed and some of it I have had since a young age
Doctor :   young age ?can oi know from which age?

User :   yes, since like 2nd or 3rd grade
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do u have any weight loss?
User :   not that I can tell, I keep gaining weight which is bothering me a lot
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i will expain u one of the reasons for ur problem
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that is compliaction of removal of gallbladder
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i willl xplain u hopw it happens
User :   ok sounds great
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The purpose of the gallbladder is to store this greenish fluid between meals.
Doctor :   When you eat, the gallbladder contracts, emptying its contents into the small intestine,
Doctor :   where the bile mixes with the food.
Doctor :   If there is no storage sack (gallbladder), then the bile constantly drips into the intestine, even when no food is present.
Doctor :   In this concentrated form, the bile acids are very irritating to the linings of the intestine
Doctor :   . In the short term, irritation of the large intestine by bile acids often causes diarrhea - and long-term the irritation can cause colon cancer.
Doctor :   This is the reason why cancer of the right side of the colon is more common in people who have had their gallbladders removed.
User :   ok, so would you suggest that I see a GI doctor and see what they recommend?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok, I appreciate your time I will contact and GI doctor and see what they can do to help
Doctor :   sure
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and please come back to me once u have seen a GI
User :   I will for sure
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is there anything else i can help u?
User :   no, that was all thank you for your time I really appreciate it
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