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Loose green stools with flatus, burping, take a low fat sodium diet. History of lap chole. Cause of symptoms?

I have been experiencing loose green stools with flatus & burping that is very very foul smelling x 3 days. I ve not been eating anything other than my low fat low sodium diet . I had a lap chole 7 years ago, and I was diagnosed with a duodenal & upper stomach ulcer . What is causing me to have these symptoms & is it serious? Email address: YYYY@YYYY
Mon, 30 Jun 2014
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Hi, thank you for posting.

I have gone through your query and I understand your concerns.

You suffer from Postcholecystectomy syndrome.
Symptoms of this syndrome are: bloating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach and abdominal pain.

This syndrome is caused by sphincter of Oddi dysfunction or by post-surgical adhesions.

To determine the diagnosis:
1. Abdominal ultrasound.
2. Intravenous cholangiography.
3. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy.
4. Complete blood count.
5. Liver function test.

I recommend eliminating spicy foods and alcoholic drinks. You should also reduce the amount of fats in your diet.

Contact gastroenterologist.

All the best.
Dr. Behar.
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