Can you develop Dumping Syndrome after Gall Bladder surgery? I had my gallbladder removed and have had problems ever since. The excruciating attacks are gone, but now I have a host of other problems with my stomach. After searching online, I have discovered that I have all the symptoms of Dumping Syndrome, but have never had stomach surgery, just the gall bladder.
Thank you for posting, though I'm sorry you've been troubled by so many issues.
This forum is dedicated to concerns and issues related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBS).
I suggest that you see a GI specialist to assess your continuing complaints and their significance. In the meantime, HealthCentral does have other resources that you may find useful, for instance, see our Symptoms Checker, http://www.healthcentral.com/symptom-checker/?ic=506037 , as well as Recurring Abdominal Pain, http://www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/symptom-157872-74.html .
I had my gallbladder out when I was 20 yrs. old, and it was packed with stones. Immediately after surgery, I started having what you described, excruiating attacks right after eating. When I was around 35 yrs. old, I went to a cardiologist for another problem, but told him about having explosive, painful diarrhea and etc. He put me on Questran. I took 1 pkg. mixed with water before anything, and I do mean anything, to eat touched my mouth. It worked wonderfully. The gallbladder makes bile, which is like a laxative when not held by the gallbladder, but just drips into your system. The Questran binds the bile. It is a prescription and was originally mfg. for cholesterol. It is an older drug. I would suggest you ask your doctor about prescribing some for you. You can also get it in Questran light. I only took one pkg. in the morning. For cholesterol it was a pkg. before each meal. 1 pkg. daily is really all you will need. I hope this will help you, as it has helped many who have the same problem, that I have told about Questran.
I stumbled accross your email and want to let you know that my doctor put me on a powder called PREVALITE. It comes in a packet and I mix it every morning with a couple of ounces of water and some juice. I can eat anything and it has stopped the need to go to the bathroom. It is wonderful. Maybe once in 5 months I might have the good old dumping syndrom hit then it is gone again. No pain, no problem with anything I eat, please ask your doctor to let you try this. It is 5.5 grams of powder. It looks like it is for cholesterol but it works. Good Luck to You.
Well i had my gallbladder removed and i have the exact same problem and it stated right after it was removed..and right after i drink my coffee or if i haven't eaten in a while, it happens. It's inconvienent and i'de love to have another surgery to fix this.