diarrhea after having my gall bladder out

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/30/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my gall bladder taken out over 2 years ago. I still have an urgent diarrhea episode a couple times a week. This BM seems very acidic and burns. Anyone have any ideas on what is causing this? I am not celiac. I have tried staying away from dairy and that doesn't seem to help.
I would love some help.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/30/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Your liver is still pouring too much bile into your intestines, which is coming out as diarrhea...this is why it burns. (I wish I had this problem, I'm still constipated, even after having my g.b. out.) Anyways, I was just talking to my sister about this today. She couldn't get through a meal without having diarrhea for two years after she had her gall bladder out. She said what helped her was to walk every day. So that is what I recommend. I'm going to start walking every day in the hopes of getting rid of my constipation.

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   Posted 9/6/2009 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Look on the forum for the information about Caltrate, it is known to help with that type of diarrhea.
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.
Currently off all meds and probiotics. Using grapefruit seed extract, iron supplement, calcium, and psyllium seed powder with good effect.


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   Posted 9/7/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Ask your doctor about Questran or Colestid. I have used these for a couple years and they work great.


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   Posted 9/8/2009 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my gall bladdar out last year, and my doctor told me to stick to a low-fat diet.  I guess fat cannot be processed as well without the gall bladdar.  I didn't really follow his advice, but you might find it worth trying.

DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08) and IBS
Status:  Remission
What Worked:  Spinach/Sunflower Seed Diet & IBS Diet (www.helpforibs.com)
What Didn't Work:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa, Bentyl, Cortenema, Asacol, Iron, Zoloft, Acidophilus.

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   Posted 9/12/2009 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Try lots of fiber and liquids, and exercise too. Bulks up the stool, healthy all-around tonic.
"It's never too late to have a happy childhood". Tom Robbins, 'Still Life with Woodpecker'.

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