What to expect after gall bladder surgery?

A person undergoing gall bladder surgery is better to know what to expect after gall bladder surgery. This will help them prepare their mind for the consequences and not get alarmed by the consequences of a gall bladder surgery.

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Most of the people undergoing a gall bladder surgery can expect constipation after gall bladder surgery. The cause of the constipation after gall bladder surgery is the medicine that is taken, i.e. pain killers, for the surgery and after surgery. Moreover only liquid foods are given to the patients.

Hence they can expect constipation after gall bladder surgery.One of the other consequences that are expected after gall bladder surgery is the production of constant level of bile.

When a person takes high fat foods the level of bile that is produced is increased when the gall bladder is present. In the absence of it due to the gall bladder surgery more production of bile can’t be expected after gall bladder surgery.

To overcome this problem the patient can take bile acid supplements along with the meals which has high fat content so that the high fat food can be absorbed easily by the digestive system of the human body. Deep fried foods like chips should be avoided by person who has undergone gall bladder surgery.

Diarrhea is expected after gall bladder surgery in some persons. To get relief from diarrhea the patients who are affected by diarrhea are given drugs like Questran or Colestid.

The purpose of this medicine is to bind the stools. Low fat and high fiber foods are recommended for persons who have removed gall bladder.

More of vegetables should be taken in your meals. Diet which is plant based is mostly recommended for such persons. Such diets would protect your bowel.

Blood clotting is found in some person and this also can be expected after gall bladder surgery. Once the patient recovers from the anesthesia given during the surgery, the patient is asked to walk a distance to prevent blood clotting.

Since only liquid foods are taken immediately after a surgery, vomiting is a symptom that can be expected after gall bladder surgery.

Some people may experience pain in the abdomen and it may be spread to the shoulders. Such pain is usually caused by the residual carbon dioxide that stays in the abdomen after the surgery.

The movement of this gas causes severe pain in such persons. This is also one of the symptoms that can be expected after gall bladder surgery.
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