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gallbladder removed , lost close to 30 pounds

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I had my gallbladder removed about 2.5 months ago. I did not have any gallstones it was just not functioning normally. I am experiencing severe nausea, spasm like pains in upper right abdominal area, and constipation.

I have lost close to 30 pounds now since surgery because I am too nauseated to eat. I have tried eating low-fat foods, drinking more water, exercising, and changing my medications. I have to take Colace twice a day for the constipation. I take Promethazine as needed for the nausea. I am at my wits end with this nausea. I wake up with it and I go to bed with it.

I went to my gastro doctor today and he ordered a bunch of bloodwork testing for liver enzymes, thyroid, celiac disease, and a few other levels. I got the vibe from him that he doesn't know what to do or what it is. Basically I am to live with it or deal with it.

Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.

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replied September 23rd, 2010
Gallbladder Disease Answer A16265
This is a complex topic. You might check the column on my website dedicated to this topic: .htm

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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