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digestive problems after surgery?
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digestive problems after surgery?

  Hello, i've had my gallbladder removed 7 days ago and i was wondering what to expect in the long run.
  will i have to change my eating habits? and will there be a difference in my bowel movements?
  i would appreciate the advice!
  please share your experience..........THANK YOU
Dear Rosemary,
The majority of people who have gall bladder surgery do very well and do not have any significant post operative problems.  Some patients, unfortunately, have persistent pain ( often because the gall bladder was not the cause of the symptoms in the first place) or complications of the surgery e.g. bile leak.  The Forum is designed to answer patients questions and concerns.  Consequently, people who have donme well without problems do not post on our site.  Reading all the postings regarding gall bladder surgery will lead to an erroneous impression that most people are as bad or worse than they were before surgery.
This information is presented for educational purposes only.  Always ask specific questions to your personal physician.
*keywords: gall bladder surgery

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