I have had an issue with significant spasms and recurring episodes of pain in my upper right quadrant, where gall bladder used to be, since having it removed (due to gallstones and pancreatitis) nearly five years ago. I end up having vasovagal response to spasms and passing out…most recently on bathroom floor resulting in broken nose. Numerous A & E visits as well as consultant appointments, including a syphincterotomy, have resulted to date in a diagnosis of ‘mystery’. One consultant wrote that on his report! I know I am not alone in having these kind of symptoms after having a cholecystectomy so it seems really odd that doctors here are so reluctant to identify that there are consequences of no longer having a gall bladder.
I think I have a variation of Postcholecysectomy Syndrom and am wondering what other people do diet wise to help themselves with this. It seems really strange that gastroenterologists are not able to discuss diet with me or only in a very condescending and ambivalent way …”eat a low fat diet”. I am interested to hear from others who may have similar issues and what works for them.