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QUESTION: I'm not sure if you can answer this or who can. Today is Sat and all the Drs are closed. Does gallbladder disease cause diarrhea?
My daughter is 31 (special needs). She has been diagnosed with gall stones and supposed to have surgery on the 28th. She's had the runs for the last few days or so. Friday, I didn't think much of it. I figured it was just 'one of those things' but today is day 3. Is that normal?

ANSWER: Hi Joyce

I understand your concern about diarrhea after gallbladder removal in your daughter. This condition is not normal. 10 percent of the patients without gallbladder suffer from it. Pharmaceutical drugs (resins), which absorb the bile acids are just treatment for the symptoms. It is difficult to tolerate them and in the long run they cause serious side effects.

Diarrhea after gallbladder removal depends upon precipitation of the bile acids; therefore, it is called, bile acid diarrhea. Bile acids are very “aggressive,” corroded detergents. Two common interrelated things lead to precipitation of the bile acids: acidic liver bile and dysbiosis (Candida-teast overgrowth and Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth).
Read my articles for more information.

I am a doctor, who develops treatment of the bile diarrhea with the focus on the root of the problem. I do not use pharmaceutical drugs and unsafe procedures. I open for phone consultation, but you have to go to my website and fill up the questioner before that.

I wish your daughter and you good health.
Peter Melamed, Ph.D.
Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco

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QUESTION: She gets her gallbladder out in a few days. On the 28th. She had diarrhea now.

Dear Joyce

Sorry, it is my misunderstanding.

The positive thing in my previous answer is that I put your attention about the problems after gallbladder removal. Gallbladder is the essential organ and can be removed only if there is severe inflammation with pains, fever, nausea, blockage with a big stone.

The U.S. is the champion between developed countries in gallbladder surgeries. I do not believe that Americans have more problems with gallbladders than, say, Europeans. Therefore, think ahead. Your daughter has a plan to remove gallbladder in a few days. It can presume that there is no urgency in her condition.

• At first, diarrhea needs to be stopped. I do not have substantial information what may cause it.
• Food poisoning
• Parasites
• malabsorption syndrome
• Some sugar substitutes
• Some medications
• Candida-yeast overgrowth
• Food allergy
• Lactose intolerance
• Diarrhea after antibiotics among them

Different causes of the diarrhea require different treatment and precautions.
Diarrhea depletes vital nutrients, minerals, and leads to dehydration. Talk to your surgeon and anesthesiologist about your daughter condition.

Second, I cannot give you medical advice because just taking anti-diarrheal may lead to chronic diarrhea.

Third, maybe there is an alternative to surgery. She is too young to live without gallbladder.
I open for phone consultation.
I wish health for whole your family.

Peter Melamed, PhD
Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco


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I published many articles on internet about gastrointestinal disorders. 1. Peter Melamed, Ph.D., Felix Melamed, LAc, MSTCM. EBook Healthy Pancreas, Healthy You. Publisher Biotherapy, Inc, September 2014 2. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2014 Nov 28; 15(6): 552-560 3. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. Short Review of Our Work - "Chronic Metabolic Acidosis Destroys Pancreas" with Focus on the Functional Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2015 Jul 08; 16(4):365-368 4. Peter Melamed, PhD, and Felix Melamed, MS. Acidity Kills the Pancreas. Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine. August/September 2015, p. 74-80 5. Peter Melamed, Felix Melamed. The Role of the Metabolic Acidosis in the Development of Chronic Pancreatitis. SM Group (USA) Chronic Pancreatitis: Recent Advances. 2015, Aug 10

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