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Help me cope with/solve an unstable digestive system

I am a woman in my late 20s, and I had my gallbladder removed a couple years ago. I feel better now than I did before the surgery, but my gastrointestinal system has become JUST unstable enough to be a source of anxiety in my life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2016 - 21 answers

What could these symptoms mean?

Asking for a friend who will see their primary and a specialist - what are some possible explanations for these symptoms? Friend would like to have some questions to ask their primary. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Sep 15, 2016 - 18 answers

What to expect when you're having an open cholecystectomy

My husband is having this procedure right now and I'd love to hear from anyone who has gone through it or knows someone who has. [more inside]
posted by DrGirlfriend on Mar 26, 2016 - 5 answers

Dairy before a gallbladder ultrasound -oops

I forgot that I wasn't supposed to have dairy the day of my gallbladder ultrasound and had milk on my cereal and coffee, about 1/2 cup. My test is at 7:00 pm -did I completely ruin my chances of a good scan? Should I reschedule?
posted by Biblio on Nov 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Let's overthink my gallbladder!!

I am pretty certain I am having gallbladder attacks and probably need my gallbladder removed. However, my symptoms don't sound like textbook gallbladder disease. Have you had unusual gallbladder or other gastro issues? Can you help me analyze this and tell me if this is all in my head somehow? What's throwing me off is that these "episodes" happen 5 hours after I eat, which seems like too much time has passed for it to be gallbladder. I'm going to the doctor next week, so if you can help me think of questions to ask please do so! [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Sep 17, 2015 - 10 answers

Experience with gallbladder removal.

Can you guys tell me how your gallbladder removal surgery went? Is it true that you can go back to work after a full week? I am having surgery on Friday and I am not going back to work until the following monday( a full 9 days at home besides the surgery day). I am completely frightened. I heard about davinci surgeries that are robot assisted. I am next looking into that. I heard some can do even with one single incision.
posted by barexamfreak on Aug 30, 2015 - 21 answers

Cost of gallbladder surgery

I have a college insurance that pays 60 percent of my gallbladder surgery. How much did you have to pay for such a procedure? I am scared I will owe 20k or so by the end of this. Any thoughts?
posted by barexamfreak on Aug 16, 2015 - 25 answers

Gallbladder removal laparoscopically due to gallstones

Hi I would like to get your experience with laparoscopic surgery? How long did they keep you there? How was your recovery? How much pain? What did you experience after? I am young-27 and have to get this done. I am simply terrified
posted by barexamfreak on Apr 22, 2015 - 29 answers

What's Going on With My Heartburn?

Explain the progress of weird heartburn symptoms to me as if my body was a foreign and mysterious object that is staging a escalating and unpredictable revolution in my belly and affiliated areas. [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Jan 21, 2015 - 24 answers

Talk Me Down From Terror Over a Routine Surgery, Please

Thanks to marinating myself in others’ bad outcomes, I’m terrified of my gallbladder removal this Monday, a surgery that happens 700,000 times a year. I could use a ton of positive-outcome, no-problem, no-side-effect stories, and/or any good sensible cognitive talk on not letting people’s health forum posts terrify you. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 22, 2014 - 52 answers

Those with Postcholecystectomy Syndrome - Coping, Eating, Vitamins, Etc?

I'm likely to have my gallbladder removed in upcoming months, and I have a few questions for those who ended up with a temporary or longer-lasting intolerance to fatty foods. (And I wonder if any of you ever had it improve your digestion -- excluding the no-doubt wonderful absence of attacks?) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 7, 2014 - 19 answers

Fat-Free/Low-Fat Suggestions for Post-Gallbladder Removal Recovery?

I think my gallbladder’s coming out in the months to come. I seek guidance about fat-free/low-fat foods that would be safe to eat afterwards -- any advice appreciated, but I would find non-cooking options (frozen foods/delivery/restaurant) particularly useful. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 17, 2014 - 12 answers

Best way to lose weight without a gallbladder?

I had my gallbladder taken out last spring, and since then have been trying to lose weight, while balancing the side effects. TMI inside! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2014 - 10 answers

If I Eat Any More Leaves I Am Going To Turn Into A Sloth

My gall bladder tried to explode three months ago, and the only thing maintaining its good behavior is a fat free vegan diet. DOESN'T THAT SOUND JOYOUS? I am so fed up with my limited dietary options it is all I can do to ask you, oh beloved Mefites, for what recipes and suggestions you can offer to allow me to taste a food again. [more inside]
posted by Jilder on Jan 18, 2014 - 32 answers

Why is there no post-gallbladder diet?

I'm one day post-hospital release after emergency gallbladder removal and just starting to eat. There is no specific information on foods and meals to eat because apparently, as the Mayo Clinic says, "there isn't a set diet people should follow after gallbladder removal because the guidelines depend on the individual." Well, thank you not at all. What should I be eating? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Sep 20, 2013 - 14 answers

If it's not my gallbladder, what is it?

My tests are normal but I'm having classic gallbladder pain symptoms - please help! [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Sep 11, 2013 - 15 answers

What to expect from laparoscopic gallbladder removal

I'm having laparoscopic gallbladder removal in a few weeks, because my body has been so kind as to create a stone there roughly the size of a golf ball. Hurray for me! If you've had this procedure, could you share your experiences with me? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jul 12, 2013 - 23 answers

Need to find a infectious/parasitic disease specialist in NYC

My good friend has been searching for an outstanding infectious/parasitic disease specialist in NYC. She has looked online, but it seems every doc has good and bad reference. [more inside]
posted by Vibrissae on May 3, 2013 - 6 answers

How to eat after pancreatitis and gallbladder removal?

How and what to eat after pancreatitis and no gallbladder? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Dec 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Gallbladder redux: Should I have it taken out?

Mystery Gallbladder Redux [aka Perhaps Beating a Dead Horse]: Hey mefiters. YA(still)NMD but: I previously posted a year ago about this exact problem, and I seem closer to a resolution, but it's still the same question: should I have my gallbladder removed? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Dec 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Why do I suddenly feel SO MUCH BETTER after gallbladder surgery?

Does anyone have any possible explanations for this medical curiosity: Why do I suddenly feel SO MUCH BETTER after gallbladder surgery? There follows a long story with an (inexpliably) happy ending. Can you help explicate? [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Sep 8, 2012 - 16 answers

Gallbladder surgeon in NYC?

Can anyone recommend a surgeon to remove a gallbladder in NYC? [more inside]
posted by novalis_dt on Jul 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Exposed to hepatitis C. Now what?

On Friday I got a call from my primary care physician saying that my HCV AB EIA QL (Hepatitis C) test result came back reactive. The same test in August 2011 was nonreactive. I am waiting for the referral to the GI department to be processed so I can find out what happens next. In the meantime I'm freaking out. [more inside]
posted by thrasher on May 9, 2012 - 15 answers

When is it ER time with a gallbladder attack?

How do you know its time to go to the ER with gallbladder issues? Can I wait 24 hours? Please calm my nerves! It's 3:30am, I just had two bouts of loose stool and one episode of throwing up. [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Mar 25, 2012 - 21 answers

Post-gallbladder-surgery problems

Post-gallbladder surgery complications question - have you had your gallbladder out? (TMI inside, be warned) [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Feb 19, 2012 - 11 answers

I'm looking for a great registered dietician in the NYC area!

Help me find a registered dietitian in NYC! I recently had my gallbladder out, and while I ate healthy before, I am looking to meet up with an RD who can help me modify my eating plans and advise me on how to eat now that I do not have a gallbladder! I have to admit I am a little paranoid about gaining weight, which is why I am looking to get a professional's opinion. [more inside]
posted by carmenghia on Oct 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Should I have my gall bladder removed?

GallbladderFilterites: Should I have my gall bladder removed? Write to Dr. Oz? Storm the NIH? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Sep 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Gallstones are a pain in my back.

Recently found out I have gallstones, and I have some degree of back/stomach pain every time I eat, no matter what I eat. YANMD, but what can I do about the pain? [more inside]
posted by so_gracefully on Apr 9, 2011 - 19 answers

What is the most accurate test for finding gallstones STAT!

What is more accurate for detecting gallstones--HIDA, MCRP, CT, ultrasound? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Apr 4, 2011 - 9 answers

No gall bladder - suggestions for supplements?

Ten years after gall bladder removal surgery... I can't process fats and have difficulty with alcohol. Have any of you had luck with treatments like taking bile salts or other "gall bladder support" meds following gall bladder removal? [more inside]
posted by intoxicate on Jan 10, 2011 - 21 answers

full body cleanse detox

I have two weeks off for christmas and I would like to use that time to do a very effective liver, colon, kidney cleanse. Can someone please give me a detailed plan including which order to do the cleanses; I've heard to do kidneys before liver so you can properly flush. I'm interested in what my meals should look like (juice fast, master cleanse, raw foods) as well as what supplements are helpful to expel crap from my guts. My goal is not weightloss. I tend to breakout in rashes after meals and I plan to slowly reintroduce foods after the cleanse to gauge what foods I have negative reactions to. It might be relevant to mention that I eat fish and eggs and cheese but no other animal products. Thanks for all your help.
posted by madmamasmith on Dec 5, 2010 - 17 answers

I have gallstones: what are my options?

I have been diagnosed with gallstones which are currently symptom free, what can I do to get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by epo on Nov 18, 2010 - 14 answers

Oh, the Gall (Bladder)!

Is the problem with my gall bladder? (TMI inside) [more inside]
posted by wwartorff on Jul 4, 2010 - 29 answers

Pregnancy + gallstones

Pregnant amd suffering gallstones... your experience with this? [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on May 1, 2010 - 6 answers

The pain of gallstones makes me want to die.

Trying to cut down on fatty foods now that I know I have gallstones. [more inside]
posted by All.star on Apr 26, 2009 - 15 answers

I don't understand why I'm losing weight.

Why have I lost weight following gallbladder removal? [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on Jul 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Get pregnant now or later?

Marriage, illness, medication, bad timing and having children - what should we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2008 - 16 answers

The Amazing Invisible Gallbladder

I know you aren't my doctor (or even my mother's doctor), but if you *a* doctor can you please help me connect these dots regarding a gallbladder? [more inside]
posted by Lokheed on Dec 27, 2007 - 11 answers

After gallbladder surgery, will I ever be able to eat anything I love?

Ultrasound and bloodwork after several excruciating bouts of pain this week show that I apparently have gallbladder disease. Help. [more inside]
posted by desuetude on Sep 7, 2007 - 35 answers

"My liver swells with bile difficult to repress." - Horace (65 BC - 8 BC)

OliveOilAndLemonJuiceFilter: Gallbladder "flushes" or other non-surgical techniques to get rid of accumulated gallstones - quackery? effective? safe? icky? First-hand accounts and opinions sought... [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Nov 26, 2006 - 17 answers

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