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Severe diarrhea with blood and mucus, weight loss since surgery for gall bladder removal. What does this indicate?

I recently had my gallbladder removed, it will be a month on friday since my surgery. for the first two weeks I was fine and didn t have any digestion problems. But then I started getting horrible diarrhea for a few days straight. After then it hasn t been as bad but my bowl movements are not normal. I generally have excess blood and mucus in it, and sometimes all that comes out is pure mucus with blood mixed in. Usually very fresh bright red blood. Today I ve had it really bad and actually had stool that looked extremely dark, almost black and had a watery consistency. My surgeon told me to take some extra fiber but it doesn t seem to be working. I haven t had any pain since the gallbladder was removed but during the time when I had the problem with my gallbladder I lost about fifteen pounds due to nausea so I did not want to eat anything, not sure if its relevant. I ve tried to avoid things like dairy and meat as they have caused some problems for me. Do you have any idea what it could mean?
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Dear sir, it could mean many things, but i think that there shouldnt be any relation between your gallbladder removal and these symptom. it sounds for me more like typical colon disorder; IBD, Crohn or ulcerose colitis, infective colitis etc. The best way to rule it out is to do colonosopy. After that you can plan further tests. Blood in stool can also be serious sign of some benign(polyps,haemorrhoids,fissuea) as well as malignant diseases so dont be very concerned but do colonosocopy definitely.

Wish you good health,Dr. Ivan Romich
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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