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Galbladder problems

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:47 AM
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I had my gallbladder taken out a year ago and i have since gained 20 pounds that i would love to shed. but the thing i dont understand is i go to the bathroom literally 20 minutes after i eat anything now so how is this weight not coming off. ive always had trouble with my weight but i have been counting my calories for a month and see no results. but the main problem im having is the potty problems. i cant even eat a carrot without having to use the bathroom 20 minutes later. and when im out running around or grocery shopping or by myself with my kids this is a big problem. any ideas how to help? maybe some weight tips too?

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by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:47 AM
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by Silver Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:56 AM
I had my gallbladder out as well (4 years ago). Every morning I eat two pieces of wheat toast with peanut butter spread and coffee with cream. It helped me go once a day (the fiber in the bread, and coffee is a diuretic).
by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 3:26 AM
When mine was removed I had the same problems. It took years for my body to get back (well relatively, I can eat most things now and it not be immediate but I still have triggers, like spicy, greasy, and red dyed foods which make it an immediate run to the potty)... My doc never had any help either. I met an older lady at a buffet once who I randomly wound up speaking to about the gb thing, and her removal was way more recent than mine , and she said the same thing. I am 33 now and was about to turn 22 when mine was removed, it's hell for many of us! But we went to brunch on sunday and I had a waffle with butter, flan, bacon and sausage, plus some fruit and a mimosa and didn't ever have to run! So it does improve, eventually!!
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by Barb on Jul. 2, 2013 at 9:55 AM

I googled and found this at  There is no one gallbladder removal diet, because it depends on the person, but these are general guidelines

  • Eat smaller, more frequent meals. This may ensure a better mix with available bile. Include small amounts of lean protein, such as poultry, fish and nonfat dairy, at every meal, along with vegetables, fruit and whole grains.
  • Go easy on fat. Avoid high-fat foods, fried and greasy foods, and fatty sauces and gravies. Instead, choose nonfat or low-fat foods. Read labels and look for foods with 3 grams of fat or less a serving.
  • Gradually increase the fiber in your diet. This can help normalize bowel movements by reducing incidents of diarrhea or constipation. However, it can also make gas and cramping worse. The best approach is to slowly increase the amount of fiber in your diet over a period of weeks.
  • Be aware that after gallbladder surgery some people find that the following are difficult to digest: caffeinated beverages and dairy products.
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 5:19 PM
Thank you ladies. Your advice is appreciated :)
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 7:17 PM
Pooping problem happens to me too. I usually don't eat until I get home. Smallest items make me run to the toilet 15-20 minutes later. Stinking gallbladder!
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 7:27 PM

The only thing that has helped me is eating a banana everyday. I really notice a difference if I forget to eat a banana.

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