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Loose stools every 2 days, gallbladder removed - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had my gallbladder out in 2007, since then I have had issues with loose stools, it tends to happen 2 days after eating fried food or not healthy food. My stool has been tested for everything. I have had a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I don't think its IBS, because I know this normally happens if you are stressed. and I have had numerous stressful events, and nothing has happened, it only happens maybe a day or two after I have eaten not great things. I take calcium twice a day since I was told that helps to bulk up stool. I have used imodium on occasion. But any other suggestions?
I am Female 39 years old
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User :   ty
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your height and weight?
User :   5"10 and 142 pounds
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   The symptoms which you describe does occur post cholecystectomy
User :   Yes
Doctor :   and can be handled well with a good diet
User :   What is the best to eat as well as to also make my stool harder
Doctor :   You should avoid fatty foods

Doctor :   that is the key for it
Doctor :   meaning foods high in oil and fat content
Doctor :   take in more of fiber rich foods
User :   Okay
User :   I was concerne about IBS
Doctor :   as you have mentioned rightly

Doctor :   it is mainly aggravated during stress
User :   I do think its my Gallbaldder, I am fine when I am stressed...
Doctor :   Right

Doctor :   hence, even I dont go in favor of IBs
User :   Cool,
Doctor :   IBS
User :   Thank you, all you here is abut IBS
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?

User :   No thank you
User :   One more question
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Insoluble fiber better
Doctor :   Yes, it is better
User :   Thanks I am good
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now

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