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Teresa, Volunteer Mentor (@hopeful33250)

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Digestive Health | Last Active: Jul 6 8:45am | Replies (49)

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That is interesting that you should mention bile flow and no gall bladder, @astaingegerdm. I had my gall bladder removed during one of my carcinoid cancer surgeries. I'm wondering if some of my digestive problems are related to bile flow problems. I suppose I really don't understand what roll the gall bladder (and lack of it) affects bile flow and the digestive process.

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@hopeful33250 – The gallbladder almost seems insignificant the way it connects to the common bile duct from the liver- but it can cause such misery! The bile from the liver is stored in the gallbladder so that when it’s needed it’s ready to go. It helps in fat digestion. The duct opens in the intestine at the same place where the pancreatic duct opens.
After my gallbladder surgery I developed “gravel” in the duct- not stones, but enough to block the opening and in doing so also blocking the pancreatic duct- giving me acute pancreatitis, then chronic.