Posted 4/10/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -7)
Bum Tum, you should post your question at the IBS board, there's a poster there, "Keriamon" that knows tons about the gallbladder...and there are a few gallbladder topics over there since there seems to be quite an issue with IBS-gallbladder problems for many.

:)
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Posted 4/10/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -7)
You can still develop stones after cholecystectomy, only they lie in the common bile duct instead of the gallbladder. Symptoms are similar to those associated with cholecystitis. An abdo ultrasound would confirm their prescence or if there was common bile duct dilatation. Normally they can be removed endoscopically

Hope this helps
Current meds

Asacol Supps x 1 500mg nightly
Ferrous Sulphate 200mg x3 daily
Fish Oil 1000mg 1 cap
Acidophilus 2 tabs
Yakult


Diagnosed '96 ?colitis?crohns (biopsies inconclusive)
Remission for 11yrs, no meds
Current flare since April 07, Scope Sept. confirms ulc. proctitis

Posted 4/11/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)
Definitely get it checked out as soon as possible....could be something else going on. Sounds as though an ultrasound is in order.

The liver is also in the vicinity...something we as UCers need to get checked via blood tests.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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