Gallbladder problems do not cause UC but it could have triggered a first flare. I am not sure about the link of gallbladder disease to UC but I do know that there is a higher incidence of GB disease if you have your colon out. Surgeons think that this is related to bile salt activity. I no longer have my colon but I still have my GB.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free