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Pain around belly button and yellow stool

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i had my gollbladder out 2 weeks ago and have got bad pain around my belly button also passing yellow stools can you help please


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replied September 24th, 2010
Gallbladder Disease Answer A16278
Hello,

From your symptoms, post cholecystectomy syndrome needs to be ruled out. PCS is caused by alterations in bile flow due to the loss of the reservoir function of the gallbladder. Two types of problems may arise. The first problem is continuously increased bile flow into the upper GI tract, which may contribute to esophagitis and gastritis. The second consequence is related to the lower GI tract, where diarrhea and colicky lower abdominal pain may result. An Upper GI endoscopy and an ERCP in which the biliary and pancreatic ducts are visualized and they can definitely help in finding out the etiology of the PCS.

I would suggest you to consult a Gastroenterologist for the same. I would also suggest you to undergo a complete hepatic profile including hepatitis B & C tests to rule them out.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.




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