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Wednesday, January 07, 2009 Bllehsm, Community Member, asks

Q: Can you develop Dumping Syndrome after Gall Bladder surgery

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.

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1/ 8/09 11:23am

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 .


Be well.




stacy wood, Community Member
10/ 7/10 1:38pm

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.

Adelle Christman, Community Member
2/23/11 6:51pm

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.

Jamie, Community Member
6/20/11 6:23pm

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.

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