What to Expect After Gallbladder Removal

after gallbladder removalNausea, gas, diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pains are some of the effects you can expect after any type of surgery. The after gallbladder removal syndrome, commonly referred to as postcholecystectomy syndrome might be characterized by the above symptoms. To add on these, you will experience vomiting, and indigestion.

Many of the people who choose to undergo this type of surgery are likely to experience these conditions for months or even years. You might be wondering what causes these pains. Well, the reason is because you do not have a gallbladder anymore. Try to think critically about the role that it played in the digestive system. Since the bile duct is not available to act as a storage area for bile juice, the bile tends to accumulate in the bile duct between the small intestines and the sphincter muscles and the liver which is where it flows from. The continuous build up of bile juice in the duct finally makes the sphincter muscle narrow thus making them fail to function properly.

Biliary pain that occurs after gallbladder removal is a challenge to many physicians. This kind of pain is not resolvable in many cases. This just means that after undergoing the gallbladder removal be braced to experience such pains more often. Therefore, before you decide to go on with the surgery, get proper guidance so that you do not encounter such problems unexpectedly.

Well there has to be something you need to do to reduce these post-surgical effects. Keep a clean diet which is comprised of organic fruits, fats and green vegetables. Lean meats and fish are also highly recommended. Dieting is one of the major facets that are ideal for ensuring quick recovery after the surgery. Follow this diet plan for at least three months and surely it will workout for you.

After being discharged from the hospital, your doctor will guide you through proper dieting and lifestyle choices that are ideal after gallbladder removal. Generally, however, you will be needed to have much rest for around five days. Avoid lifting heavy objects or involving yourself in tedious exercises. This will only aggravate the situation. Do not take very hard foods.  Allow your digestive tract to settle before you decide to eat heavily. As a matter of fact, you will be experiencing a change in toilet habits as part of the post-surgical effects.  Most people would heal after just one week.

Alternative forms of treatments after gallbladder removal you can seek for gall stones are available. The gall stones can be broken down through the use of sound waves. This method is not much recommended because it can worsen the symptoms. There are specialized medications suited for this purpose also. However, the successes of these medications are not much dependable on. You will also get many side effects after using these medications. It does not matter what type of procedure you have to undergo, there are people that have to be checking you regularly. Consultations with your doctor, surgeon and gastroenterologist are of much importance.

6 Responses to What to Expect After Gallbladder Removal



    I got gall bladder removed on 22nd Sept. Doctors told me that I am having chronic pancreatitis. This is because of Gall Balleder Stone. So they removed my Gall Ballder. What diet I should take after surgery to get of Pancreatitis.

    • Gldz

      You need to let your pancreas rest by not eating or drinking anything. This requires a physicians attention so they can guide you

  2. Dee

    It’s funny to think how much people rely on their doctors and surgeons to give them the information they need to get along well after having a part of their body removed but the truth is that a person has to take control of their own health. It has been my experience that physicians seem to minimize the after effects of having the gall bladder removed and do not really explain about what the diet should be or what you should expect or may experience physically as far as digestion, bowel habits, etc…Read and become informed and arm yourself with all the information you can because it is vital if you want to live a long and healthy life without this very important little organ.

  3. Donna

    It’s pretty bad when I had my gallbladder removed in April, 2011 and it’s now January and I am having questions about WHY I’m having issues since my gallbladder was removed. I guess my Surgeon is GOOD in what he does, but he had terrible bedside manner and did not feel the need to answer any questions I had. He did not prepare me for what was to take place after the fact either. I was not instructed on how to eat and was not told I would have to RUSH to the restroom with urgency. I am just now starting to do better with that since I decided to try taking fiber twice a day. I still have issues but it is a little better. I also have an icky feeling for hours after I eat. (Like my food is just sitting there in my throat and at times I just vomit up food when lying in bed or when I belch. I never expected any of this and am not happy that I was not filled in by my doctor. I guess it’s too late now.

  4. Mudar

    I had my galbladder removed a while back now and the recovery was fine.. I did a crash diet previous to having my galbladder removed and I am finding it hard to recover my metabolism.. I personally don’t know how I can improve it at all.. My doctor doesnt think I know what I am talking about, but I now have a very healthy diet. Tons of veggies and greens, fruits, water, lean meats, and the occasional splurge day. If there are any tips and pointers you can advise for me, I would greatly appreciate it. I am a male, 24 years old, and 275lbs. I was 340 before the crash diet, Stopped at 240, and now back at 275

  5. myra

    I had gallbladder surgery 5 wks ago, will it be safe for me to do the Master Cleanse at this point?

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