Posted 8/28/2007 8:02 AM (GMT -7)
Interesting. It's almost like a gall bladder-related problem, without true, full gall bladder symptoms. It might be the answer for people who have bile-diarrhea, but who seem to have a functioning gall bladder and have no other related symptoms.
It seems to be relatively mild, though. I was up in the middle of the night having severe pain and diarrhea, which doesn't seem to be associated with the syndrome, so there seems to still be a difference between having Habba and having a really dysfunctional (to the point it needs to be removed) gall bladder. Sounds like they are treating it with the same stuff I'm on now--Welchol, or Questran.
In fact, I think we have had a person or two on here who said that they were put on one of those meds, even though there didn't seem to be anything wrong with their gall bladders and no reason to take them out. This new syndrome would explain why people like that have excess bile in their intestines but their gall bladders aren't functioning so poorly (as in causing massive pain) as to need to come out. It's good that there's now a label for that!