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Diarrhea

I had my gallblader removed several months ago.  Sometimes within half an hour after I eat, I experience rapid diarrhea with littltle time to find a restroom.  Is this a side affect of gallblader removal and what can I do to prevent this?
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I had my gallbladder out when I was 21 (I am now 40) and I am still experiencing rapid dumping, painful diarrhea and going to the doctors to figure this out.  I can't believe that this is all from having my gallbladder out.  Every time I eat anything, no matter how small, I end up in the bathroom in alot of pain.  For a while I was on Colestid and that helped alot, you may want to try that if you dont mind taking a very large pill every day.  It does help because it binds with the bile in your stomach or so I'm told.
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They say that Diarrhea is only present in 10% of patients post gallbladder removal but the majority of people I have talk to have had diarrhea from day one post op and still have diarrhea 2 to 3years later post op.  The best thing to do to prevent it is to eat small meals and to eat a low fat diet.  
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