Topic: RE: Gallbladder removal...not going well
I had my gallbladder removed 11 years ago and I suffer constantly from cramping and diarrhea. I haven't had my RNY yet and so what you are experiencing probably has nothing to do with it. When I eat my first meal of the day, I can barely fini**** before my stomach starts to cramp, I get sweaty, start to cramp in pain and I run to the bathroom. Just from eating a ham sandwich I can have 2 or 3 episodes. And since dinner is my bigger meal, it continues on, even worse, The diarrhea gets so bad that I sometimes suffer from hemorrhoids from going, wiping , etc and even from bleeding episodes. I can never eat and then go somewhere unless I know I have access to a bathroom. And don't get me started on when I'm driving and stuck in traffic...lol.
I recently had a colonoscopy done to rule out other issues. Nothing was found except internal hemorrhoids and a diverticulum which is just a strained bowel that causes no problem unless it becomes infected. My doctor said that after gall bladder removal the bile mixes in your stomach and causes this. I never took the powder he prescribed to help with it because Ive been living with it for so long, I'm used to it. I have noticed that the higher the food is in fat, the more times I go, but even a bowl of cereal can make me sick. I wish I could say that it gets better, but for me . Its just something I Iive with. I do wonder, that when I have RNY, if this will change. Good luck