GALLBLADDER REMOVAL AND START OF GASTROPARESIS SYMPTOMS

So how long after having the gallbladder removed does the symptoms of gastroparesis start?

Has anyone got their gallbladder out then feel fine for a couple of months then all of a sudden get hit with gastroparesis?

Or does the gastroparesis symptoms come on immediately after the gallbladder removal?

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I am convinced that my gp started because of my gallbladder surgery. However, the pain and problems started about a month after surgery.

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I already had GP before my gallbladder was removed, so I can't really help, except to say that I don't think it inevitably follows that you will develop GP because your gallbladder has been removed. Love and Light, Candace

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My GP definitely had something to do with my
gallbladder being removed, I feel. Though the Drs.
disagree.

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I have a particular surgeon that swears tht GP is an overly diagnosed disease. He told me that no one should be diagnosed with GP unless they have had their gallbladder removed. I have researched this topic on more than one occasion and found that that many people did not have GP until they had their gallbladder removed. This particular surgeon is the only only one near mewhocan change out the battery on my gastric stimulator, so I have to go to him but it is literally a fight everytime I go because he wants to remove my gallbladder. I choose to listen to the hundreds rather than listen to this arrogant punk of a surgeon. Sorry just had to vent a little about this topic.

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I honestly believe that all my problems are related. First my gallbladder quit working (no stones), then one year later my sphincter of oddi and now my stomach. I have to wonder if there is a smooth muscle disorder they have not recgnized yet because they are all looking at each event seperately. I would be willing to bet that most people with GP pain have oddi dysfunction. Once they fixed that on me, the only GP symptoms I faced were/ are Nausea, fullness and bloating.

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I have read some studies that suggest the various motility disorders, including GP, are associated with vagus nerve damage.

A homeopath I've been seeing recently suggested that I try craniosacral therapy for this reason.

I may do it. God knows I've tried nearly everything else.

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Developed dysmotility after pancratitis and gallbladder removal

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People please remember that sphincter of oddi usually is related to an imbalance of your gut flora. The normal yeasts get out of balance and so you also get a bacterial overgrowth. This overgrowth of yeasts and bacteria cause the sphincter to spasm. If you can get your gut flora in balance then the sphincter issue will go away.

Why do you think God created us with a Gall bladder? Because it's a necessary organ to have unless it's found on a HIDA scan that the Gall bladder is non functioning or not functioning well. When the Gall bladder isn't working well what do you think happens when digesting your food. It doesn't get digested well and so the imbalance in the gut flora.

You will need an Integrative Medicine Gastroenterologist or regular Integrative medicine doctor to help you with getting the gut flora in balance. Main stream medicine can not! They just know how to kill off the bad bacteria and not the yeast overgrowth. It's kind of tricky to do and that's where you'd need someone like the I.M. doctor.

There's a doctor Gerard Mullin at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore Maryland that is an I.M. Gastroenterologist and there's one in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Farshid Sam Rahbar. Dr. Rahbar does SYKPE consults if you're unable to travel. He has helped me tremendously where regular Gastroenterologists can't!

I Now have a damaged intestinal lining from having the dead gall bladder in my body for 3 years so I have a leaky, permeable gut lining. This sets a person up for autoimmune issues now.

Dr. Mullin has a number of books out that you can purchase from Amazon on Gastroenterology and there's another book by Brenda Watson called Gut Solutions.

My doctor believes that GP is caused from a leaky permeable gut lining. Basically an autoimmune related issue.

I hope this information helps you all!

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I was diagnosed with GP 2 weeks after gallbladder was removed. I had symptoms before although they were MUCH milder.

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My GP is from diabetes and neuropathy. Nothing to do with gallbladder as far as I know.

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Developed severe gastroparesis symptoms, then during all the various testing for GP it was discovered that my gallbladder was full, literally full (I saw the ultrasound) of stones and sludge balls. So there was some speculation that my symptoms was caused by my gallbladder, and not GP. Anyway, no matter the gallbladder was so bad all my doctors agreed the gallbladder had to come out, it was a ticking time bomb. After the gallbladder surgery the GP symptoms did not change, not better, not worse. One GI doctor said that GP doesn't cause gallbladder problems but gallbladder disease may cause GP. I think he may have just been speculating because I have never read that. I wonder, as does Kzago, if whatever causes GP also causes gallbladder disease (or the other way around.)

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Do you know that Diabetes is an autoimmune disease? It's caused by a leaky permeable gut lining. Seriously!
When your gall bladder doesn't work properly you don't digest your food properly...if it's loaded with stones it can't work properly secreting bile into the common bile duct ending up in the upper part of the small intestine to help break down your food.

Think about it and educate yourselves please as your western medicine doctor's just want the money to remove your gall bladder, then when it's removed what then to they do for you?

If you need the gall bladder out most definitely have it removed if it's non functioning, or diseased. If it's still functioning then leave it in. Once it's removed you can't go back and you will most definitely need the help from an Integrative Medicine doctor and Registered Holistic Dietician to help you to digest your food better.

Having an overgrowth of yeasts and bacteria in the gut lining is damaging to the intestinal lining and will set you up for a leaky gut thus causing autoimmune diseases. Diabetes, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, MS, GP etc. This is mentioned in the Gut Solutions book mentioned above in my prior message.

GP is a result of poor digestion of food is what I have been told and is an autoimmune related disease.

Do your own research and you will discover the links between GP and the immune system.

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I had my Gall bladder removed in 12/08 and a couple of months later when I tried eating some ground flax seeds I ended up in the ER with really high liver enzymes. So I stopped eating fats until I had my sphincter of oddi cut in 6/09.
After having my sphincter cut I continued to have the sphincter pressure and pains in the upper abdomen and I told my stupid doctor's this!
What I found was when the bacterial and yeast overgrowth was bad in the intestines the sphincter would spasm especially when eating something that required bile.
My doctor's never repeated the Breath Hydrogen test to see if I had a severe bacterial overgrowth plus they didn't know how to check for a fungal/yeast overgrowth either in the gut. They aren't trained to check or believe that yeast overgrowth exists but it does. Believe me as I have yeast coming out my anus, ears, mouth and eyes. They ruined my life!
Only the I.M. doctor's understand this and if you continue using mainstream medicine you will become sicker and sicker....I guarantee you of this. Mainstream medicine are good at removing things but as far as looking at the whole picture and body they fail at this....and they get paid to treat patient's this way.
Seriously, we need Integrative Medicine as our primary doctor's and mainstream medicine as an adjunct! They are good for emergencies, small things, imaging studies and surgeries. These are my strong feelings from what I have dealt with in my life.
If I were you all I would be consulting with an I.M Gastroenterologist about my situation and getting another opinion before having the gall bladder removed or sphincter of oddi cut. The problem could just be an overgrowth of yeast and/or bacteria in the intestinal flora causing poor painful digestion.
I am curious what your symptoms are for GP because maybe they're what I am feeling all the time. I get terrible bloating and gas. This is because there's an overgrowth of yeast in the small intestines. If you're nauseous too this is an overgrowth of yeast. Bacteria will follow yeast when there's a yeast overgrowth. Have any of you had a Breath Hydrogen test where you drink Lactulose? The lactulose is sugar basically and will make the yeast grow. What do you think happens when you add sugar to yeast? It will expand! Right! So if you're eating anything with sugar, fructose, etc. you will be miserable. You need to be on a Candida diet, one without carbs like pastas, high glycemic numbers. Meat and vegetables and eggs. No breads, grains,etc.
Hope this helps!

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Diabetes is an autoimmune disorder but it is not caused by a leaky gut. As far as I, and science, is concerned the best description for IM would be a doctor who believes in using non scientific methods. use alternative methods that have never been proven in studies to work. Typically they are not much different than snake oil salesman.

I will stick with the real doctors who use methods proven to work in the majority of patients and not just the placebo effect.

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I can agree to disagree scvetrran. I am currently living with severe food allergies where an allergist can't find any foods that I am allergic to on any of his tests! So how is this happening? Please explain. This is due to a permeable gut lining that the bacterial overgrowth caused!
I have an article from the August 2009 Scientific American Magazine that talks about the relationship between a leaky gut, gluten, celiac disease and the Immune System. They mention trying to use a certain drug to help heal the gut lining but haven't found one that works. So I guess the doctor's know it exists but because there's no drug they don't have to really acknowledge leaky gut exists. So I disagree with you.
Integrative Medicine doctor's are regular doctor's who also have additional training in Holistic/ healthier methods of treating disease. They have more training than the regular doctor's plus are more educated in nutrition. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be here today. Mainstream medicine wouldn't have ever acknowledged I had a yeast overgrowth but a bacterial overgrowth that they would have only treated with antibiotics. Patient's will never get better just eliminating the bacterial overgrowth without getting rid of the yeast overgrowth first. They will get more sick. And there's a systematic way to do this! If you're bloated after eating, your lower abdomen is swelling after eating, then you have a yeast overgrowth. Then the bacterial overgrowth occurs and if this is allowed to continue then damage to this intestinal lining will occur, then autoimmune disease comes next.
I do have a regular Internal Medicine and Gastroenterologist but only use them for regular annual tests. But I also supplement my care occasionally with Integrative Medicine doctor's. I have a board certified Gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills and also a board certified Internal Medicine doctor. I truly believe a person needs both in the world will live in today!

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I meant to be clear that I have a board certified Integrative Medicine doctor and Gastroenterologist in addition to the other doctor's I have. And I have many digestive issues but have never been told I have GP by any doctor as of today!

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I had my gall bladder removed last July and had gastroparesis - like symptoms before the surgery. Turned out removing my GB didn't solve my GI problems only made them 100X worse. I have not been diagnosed with GP - but do have a host of issues I'm dealing with; luckily my GI problems have started to settle down now. I have neuropathy that's causing issues. But that's another story...

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My gastroparesis started the minute my gallbladder surgery ended. Or at least by the time I was supposed to start eating a little. I couldn't even keep Jello down. (And interesting aside: once I ate green Jello for lunch, and red a little later. I started vomiting--but only green Jello! The nurse and I both thought it odd, to say the least.)

I have had 4 gastroenterologists in the 3 years since. Recently I started seeing a professor at the U of Washington Medical Center. His theory is that the scleroderma/lupus was starting to damage my stomach. The anesthesia, which by its nature slows the digestive system, was the trigger for gastroparesis.

That's what my rheumatologist thinks, too.

(I'll put this in another post, but when you get really tired of Ensure Plus, try freezing it in a Popsicle container. Voila! Instant Fudgecicle! I'm going to experiment with adding some flavoring to the vanilla type and see what I come up with. And maybe strawberry with a little frozen orange juice concentrate. I am thoroughly tired of Ensure.)

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My gallbladder was removed in August of 2008. There was a "honeymoon period" during which I felt great, was at my perfect weight of 135, then I was hospitalized with pancreatitis, then I began to bloat and gain belly weight (never had a weight issue in my life... ) and last year I was finally diagnosed with gastroparesis. I take Reglan without too many unwanted side effects. Bloating, nausea, vomiting, constipation and weight gain in my upper abdomen are my chief complaints. Oh, and I now weigh over 175 pounds. This is a disgusting disorder. I may visit Dr. Snape, a motility specialist at UCSF, if things do not improve. I've spent 5 years trying to figure out what is going on. I have a severe gastric emptying issue. Food just stays stuck in my gut forever. I'd love to hear from others, and gain suggestions on what the heck I can eat without blowing up like Humpty Dumpty. I'm simply appalled, listless, tired all the time, and am now on disability. I teach English online to make ends meet. My life has become very burdensome, and my body image is in the trash can. I'd been a fit athlete/dancer all my life until my gallbladder was removed. For a while I took bile salts and I wonder if anyone has any info/advice on supplements, including bile salts. I must see a nutritionist, I cannot live like this. Love and light to my fellow sufferers. ~ Beth

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My gallbladder was removed in December & I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis in January. I was sick before loosing the gallbladder but not as sick as I was after the surgery of removing it. My gallbladder was good... Not sure if they are even related to each other.

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