I am having my gallbladder removed soon and I was told that
I may experience weight loss, how true is this,and also was told that I may have cronic diarhea,and are there any other bad side effects after gb removal? I am 46 female what are the risk of something going wrong? I am worried.
I did lose weight afterwards, but not from diarrhea, but from continuous pain similar to gb attacks that I had before the surgery. I don't have diarrhea still, just the RUQ pain you read about here on the board, (SOD dysfunction).
I had the chief of surgery at a nearby hospital who I trust with my life and he is also a family friend. He was one of the first Dr's to perfect the lap chole technique, so I felt comfortable with him.
My only advice would be to really make sure the surgeon performing the operation is excellent.
I had my gallbladder removed in 1997.After the surgery I weighed 165 and I now weigh 120.Having the surgery has changed my diet but not by choice.i can no longer eat dairy products.I have spoken to many people who have had this surgery.Some have experienced problems just like mine and some have had no problems at all.
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