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Gall bladder removed. Changes in bowel, chemical smell. Is it normal?

Gall bladder removed 8 wks ago. Bowel changes since then have become consistent...when I wake up in the morning I have a bm consisting of 3-4 hard packed lumps . About 5-10 minutes later, a normal soft stool . Another 5-10 minutes and I ll have a soft creamy stool that smells like chemicals. The chemical smell is very strong and not like a fecal odor. Any thoughts? Is this normal?
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Geriatrics Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. No it is not normal.
2. It appears secondary to antibiotics. The broad spectrum antibiotics used to avoid any infections, could have damaged the normal bacterial flora of gut.
3. Take probiotics or yoghurt to improve gut flora. It should improve. Not to worry. Fat absorption may be a problem, however, it will slowly imporve.
Hope it helps.
Any further queries, happy to help again.
Answered: Tue, 28 Oct 2014
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