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Weight gain after gallbladder surgery

Had gallbladder removal surgery back on june 3 2009 have gained 10 pounds and, eat healthier now than before surgery. How do I loose weight, am very aggrivated. Still have problems with nausea, and bloating, taking meds daily.What else can I do to help my problems?
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Some people do gain weight after gallbladder surgery, but no one seems to know why. About the only way to lose the weight would be an increase in exercise and following a low fat diet. Many people find they can't process fats the way they did before surgery and it can lead to general problems with digestion.
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My GB was removed in May '09 and I have also gained 10 lbs. I am a runner that averages 12 miles a week and am very diligent about what I eat and how much. I have looked this up a million times and there really are not answers. I wish the medical community would acknowledge that weight gain after this surgery is in fact very common. It is quite depressing, I know.
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Anybody with any luck on digestive supplements or else, please post.
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I had my GB out March 8, 2010. My theory on the weight gain is very simple. You can eat once again without getting sick.

I was told to go on a low fat diet after surgery. I went back to normal food without a problem. About a week ago I went on a lowfat diet to try and lose some weight and I have have been having diarrha daily.
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Ive been having the weight gain issue as well. I had the Gb removed in Aug 2011 and its now Jan 1st 2012. I have gained 10 lbs in that time. My diet hasn't changed at all but ive noticed that I cant eat as much as I was able to before the surgery. My current theory is that since the Gb helped to break down food and since that isn't happening anymore, could it be possible that my system isn't absorbing as many nutrients and going into survival mode and saving fat stores?
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I never got sick before mine was removed and I eat very healthy. I have gained 10 lbs after I had my gallbladder removed. So eating again is not it..
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10lbs seem to be the magic number. I also had my GB removed. I have always been thin my whole life and after my GB surgery I gained 10-12 pounds and can't get it off.
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10lbs seem to be the magic number. I also had my GB removed. I have always been thin my whole life and after my GB surgery I gained 10-12 pounds and can't get it off.
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