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Thursday, April 24, 2014
I just had my gallbladder removed 7 days ago. I had a dysfunctional gallbladder, only functioning at 2%. I am exteremly over weight, 42 years old, had a complete hysterectomy 6 months ago. I have gained 30lbs since mid July, my gallbladder sugery was mid Sept., in 1 week I have lost 10lbs. Ok here`s my question.... Is it possible that my non-functioning gallbladder is responsible for some of weight problems the last several years. I used to weigh around 185-205 for alot of years. The last 4 years it has been more like 210-230. I`m hoping you might offer better answers than the doctors from this little hick town I live in. Thank you.
Not likely. The gallbladder helps digest fats and when it is not functioning, most people will get gas/bloating and abdominal pain but not usually weight gain. They usually lose weight because they avoid eating because it hurts.
Annette Kyprianou, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University