This is my story without gallbladder
I am new here so I am going to tell everyone a bit about myself and my stomach problems. I am now 31 years old. When I was younger I was allergic to lots of foods (dairy etc.) but nothing actually bothered me too much. Beginning in my last year in law school (approx. age 27) I began having weird stomach problems. Mostly consisting of bloating and immediate rushing to the bathroom after meals. I saw 10+ gastro doctors and had every test under the sun – nothing was found. I tried every herbal and prescription med out there. In the end they diagnosed me with IBS and Gerd – because they had no idea what it was.
Fast forward, in Nov. 2009 I went to another gastro doctor. They ran one more test – scan of my gallbladder and found it was functioning at 14%. The next day they took it out. And if I thought my stomach problems were bad before it was taken out – I had no idea what was in store for me!
For the first 3 months after the surgery (lapro) I had immediate dumping syndrome to everything I ate – from bread to crackers – everything! I tried everything under the sun again for bile reflux – nothing really worked.