I had gallbladder surgery August 2011. Although I never had a flat stomach, since surgery and slowly I have been getting a big bloated stomach. Had to buy bigger size clothes and I look pregnant. I am very depressed over this Saw many other doctors. Everything else is fine. I have seen message boards of people complaining of exactly the same problem. What can I do between diet and is there any type of medication i can take . I am also Diabetic.
If I knew that this would have been a problem, I would have reconsidered the surgery.
Weight changes seen after surgery, is varies from patient to patient.
Weight gain in some patients is due to the fact that patients either find improvement in their symptoms and eat more resulting in weight gain. Surgery actually does not have any role in the weight gain.
Eating healthy and increasing your physical exercise can help to control your weight gain.
With regard to medications to reduce your weight, you will need to consult with your treating doctor who can advice you according to your other medical conditions and medications you are currently taking.
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