Hello everyone. First of all, I would like to say that this forum is an awesome source of information and support. I have been lurking on here for a few years now and have found the posts and information to be extremely helpful when dealing with this condition. The people on here are awesome as well (especially the Mods) and I almost feel like I know all of you (maybe a little too well ).
Anyhow, on to the subject of my first post. I am scheduled for gall bladder surgery to remove my gall bladder next Monday due to Polyps that were discovered during my annual abdominal ultrasounds (required while taking 6-MP). My surgeon and my GI both recommended having it removed due to the possibility of the polyps being cancerous. However, my surgeon mentioned that people with UC that have their gall bladder removed often have increased diarrhea, especially after eating (like I need more of this!! ). My GI didnt think it would be much of an issue and recommended having the gall bladder removed. Has anyone here had their gall bladder removed and experienced any complications afterwards? I have been concerned about this for awhile and thought maybe I could get some feedback from all of you.
Thanks in advance and I feel honored to finally be an official member of the UC HealingWell family!!
Tim - 42
Generic Colazal - 750 mg / 3 capsules/ 3x a day
6-MP - 100 mg/day