Gas after gall bladder surgery 
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 Gas after gall bladder surgery

My wife had her gall bladder removed 2 weeks ago today. Problems have
been diarrhea and gas. A slight amount of imodium takes care of th
diarrhea, but nothing helps the gas. It is less a time goes on, but
what can she do to help get rid of the gas? Email:



Fri, 09 Apr 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Gas after gall bladder surgery

Quote:

>My wife had her gall bladder removed 2 weeks ago today. Problems have
>been diarrhea and gas. A slight amount of imodium takes care of th
>diarrhea, but nothing helps the gas. It is less a time goes on, but
>what can she do to help get rid of the gas? Email:


I always thought that the indications for gall bladder problems
were the 6 f's (fat, fortyish female with flatulence and foul
faeces). I do not wish to be offensive but the mnemomic is so
easily remembered! Did your wife suffer from similar problems
before surgery? Perhaps it may take some time for things to
settle down.

Best regards, Lindsay Berge



Sun, 11 Apr 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Gas after gall bladder surgery

Quote:

>My wife had her gall bladder removed 2 weeks ago today. Problems have
>been diarrhea and gas. A slight amount of imodium takes care of th
>diarrhea, but nothing helps the gas. It is less a time goes on, but
>what can she do to help get rid of the gas? Email:


This isn't related to removal of the gallbladder, but could be a
side-effect of antibiotics she may have been given perioperatively.
With the diarrhea, she should be checked for C. dificile infection. H2


Sun, 11 Apr 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Gas after gall bladder surgery

In re: post-GB flatus and diarrhea:

Try Metamucil 1 TBSP per day in fluid, or check with her surgeon
for a bile-salt binding agent - cholestyramine, to lower her
circulating bile salt pool.
Not an uncommon problem, gone in 2-5 weeks most of the time

J Gregg, MD

--
J Gregg<MD

From the Red Earth comes the salt of the Earth, its people.



Fri, 16 Apr 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 
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