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Are liver enzymes expected to increase after gallbladder removal?

.I had my gall bladder removed 2 weeks ago. Every time I eat anything larger than 1/4 cup of food, I have intense pain within 30 minutes. It continues for hours and is the same type of pain as before the removal. Today I had my third stool which was clay colored. I also had repeat liver enzymes done which are still elevated. Is this to be expected?
Thu, 5 Sep 2019
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Hello,

The pain after cholecystectomy is called post cholecystectomy syndrome. I suggest you take low fatty foods and less food for few days. The bile reservoir gall bladder has been removed from your body, so obviously digestion difficult.

If your liver enzymes value increased more than two fold than only you need to worry or else not. So kindly attach the report. The Colestipol can be prescribed for your pain after operation. If no improvement than consult doctor for detailed evaluation and MRCP like investigation if needed.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.

Regards,
Dr. Parth Goswami, General & Family Physician
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