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I have been having problems for the past 2 years. I have every test imaginable - some twice. My most recent tests include EGD - 3rd one - mild inflammation - no reflux according to Mayo Clinic Dr I saw and Bravo test, 2nd HIDA scan 75% EF - the HIDA scan two years ago was 72% - did get nausea and pain upon CCK injection but it subsided after 15 minutes or so. All blood work normal - low Vitamin D for as long as I can remember. Cannot eat or tolerate fats any more - including olive oil - it makes me sick. US showed 3 polyps on gallbladder - largest one being 4mm in size - no wall thickening or stones or sludge. US two years ago I only had one polyp so there are more this time around. Met with surgeon and he is willing to remove gallbladder b/c he said there are enough soft indicators to have it removed. He is leaving it up to me. He said he cannot guarantee that it will make me better. I am nauseated at odd times and sometimes after I eat but not all the time. I do have URQ pain but it's bearable - no pain meds needed. I am on a no fat diet and all I can drink is water b/c everything else irritates my stomach. I have tried probiotics and they don't seem to help. I have recently developed food allergies to almost everything so I am down to 4 foods that I eat every day and those I am not allergic to so I know those aren't causing me issues. I don't have diarrhea or constipation but my stools are orange. I am losing weight only b/c I can't eat or tolerate fats and cannot get enough calories. I want to have the surgery but am not sure b/c surgeon said it could cause diarrhea but that is in a small percentage of patients. Any advice?
My experience, and that of others who followed my regimen, is that diet returned to normal. NO fat for 2-3 weeks after removal. Also, no lettuce, cucumber, raw cabbage (raw veggies/roughage in other words). After that, SLOWLY reintroduce fat and salads back into the diet....like one pat of butter a day. In 2-3 months I was eating whatever I wanted. That was almost 11 years ago and I've had no problems.

My theory is that since the bile duct takes over for the gb, you have to give it time to adjust....and doing it slowly like this will help with that.





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