Had Gall Bladder Surgery having pain on my left Side Help!!!!

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pr glo
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   Posted 1/8/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I had Gall Bladder Surgery on 12/11/08 I feel OK except for the fact that a toilet has to be near anytime I eat or drink anything and now I am having a lot of pain on my left side could it be my appendix and nauseau still. please help. PR Glo

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   Posted 1/8/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Pro Glo,

If you are still concerned about how things are functioning after your surgery I would suggest checking in with your doctor or surgeon. It may be unrelated, but it's best to check it out. No-one wants to live with nausea and pain.


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   Posted 1/8/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Nausea & diarrhea can both be side effects from gallbladder surgery, the latter is a result of "dumping". Dumping refers to the "dumping" of bile into your system after eating fats; before your surgery the bile would be secreted through your gall bladder into your system to slowly process the fats. Now, without the gallbladder, the bile is dumped and the result are really quick trips to the bathroom.

With my surgery I was told to eat no or low fat meals, several small meals a day, instead of larger meals. Take a look at what you are eating, how often you are eating and how quickly you are eating. By adjusting your diet you may be able to work your way through the nausea and diarrhea. The more time that goes by, the more likely your system will adjust to the lack of a gallbladder.

As far as the pain on your left side is concerned, it may be the result of the diarrhea too, but from inflammation caused by it...that and gas. Appendicitis pain is felt in the lower right quadrant of your abdomen, not your left. If it continues, definitely see your doctor.
Hope this helps.
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