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Gallbladder removed. Urge to pass stools after eating. Mucous, blood in stools. Pain below breasts. Suggestions?

I had my gallbladder removed in Sept. Ever since I can t eat without running to the bathroom. It doesn t matter what I eat. I ve noticed a little mucus in my stool . Then today I ve had horrible pains right below my breast .. and right above my belly button.. along with pain in my midback right side. I went to use the restroom and I had a lot of clear mucus come out with a lot of blood in it.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Blood and mucus in the stool is very neglecting symptom and should be checked. It might not be associated with your gallbladder surgery. If it is fresh bright blood on the surface of the stool, hemorrhoids are the most probable reason of it. Otherwise, any other large intestine disease like polyps or even cancer can be a reason.
In some cases after gallbladder surgery there are some stones left in the bile ducts or pancreas ducts causing such pains or even acute pancreatitis. Peptic ulcers and severe bacterial infection should be also ruled out.
I suggest you to have abdominal ultrasound, full blood work, liver tests (AST,ALT,GGTP,AP), amylase, urine amylase, bilirubin, urine analysis, stool tests performed. If no findings, colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy should be also done.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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