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Question by  pallaturk (26)

What are the side effects of gallbladder removal?

Why would you even have a gallbladder?


Answer by  rightlight (1053)

Some side effects include diarrhea, nausea, chest pains, and trouble stomaching foods. The gall bladder is a small sack that sits under the liver. It produces bile, which has two primary functions in the body: it aids in the digestion of fats in the small intestines, and it helps clear waste products from the blood stream.


Answer by  Ella22 (610)

The gallbladder is the storage vessel for bile. Without it, you get dumping of bile from the liver or a substantial decrease in the abundance of bile. With dumping of the bile you can get sudden diarrehea . Thirty-four percent of patients who remove their gallbladder still experience pain. Other side effects are: heartburn, bloating, gas, nausea, constipation, and cramping.


Answer by  Ray93 (21)

Some side effects of gallbladder removal include: diarrhea after eating greasy foods, Irritable Bowel Syndrome has been known to happen in people who've had this procedure, a few years afterward.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

The biggest side effect would be to get an infection in the bile duct tubes. Sometimes liver damage may be noted.


Answer by  Anonymous

Get ready for the most unpredictable bowels known to man. Always within 30 minutes of eating, fatty foods or not, I'm running for the bathroom. Also have to take acid reflux medicine now. Its been two years since removal.

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