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What is the cause for diarrhea, unsteady feet and mental fog after gall bladder surgery?

Apr 2013
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My husband had gallbladder surgery on the 6th of December. Still does not have an appetite. Anything he puts in he has diarrhea. Not steady on his feet. Has a mental fog about him. Any suggestions or thoughts about the situation he is in. His surgeon's response was take a shower you will feel better.
Posted Mon, 6 Jan 2014 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 30 minutes later
Brief Answer: Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX Detailed Answer: This is still an early postoperative period and certain digestion difficulties are expected. It takes 3-4 weeks till digestion stabilize and he should be patient bit more. Till that,he should eat more frequently,but smaller meals. Avoid alcohol, coffee, fatty food,spicy food and food that makes him bloated. He should drink plenty of fluids. It is important not to starve,even if there is bad apetite. His neurologic symptoms may be related to anasthesia and this is also commonly seen. He should regulate his blood pressure and blood sugar precisely and check his red blood count. If his symptoms persists for 3-4 weeks,he should have neurologic work up since some other surgery-not related disorders may be considered. But I think it will pass spontaneously in short time. Wish you good health. Feel free to ask. Regards
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