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Old 02-03-2011, 10:13 PM
Zonulin Zonulin is offline
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Hi - Sounds like you've been through a lot! This Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist writes that "1 in 3" people have diarrhea after gall bladder surgery, and that it can last for "years." And that they don't know what causes it http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gal...emoval/AN00067

The textbook scenario for celiac disease is that it's a rare autoimmune disorder which results in flattened villi of the small intestine, so you sort of starve because your body can't absorb any nutrients. Note that this forum is called ""Gluten Sensitivity/Celiac Disease" because most people who have problems with gluten do NOT have celiac disease. So their test results for celiac disease would be negative, their endoscopy biopsy results would be negative. But they would continue to suffer from gluten-related illnesses such as chronic diarrhea, nausea, other autoimmune diseases (check out this forum plus Dr. Fasano's research, frequently mentioned on this forum) - Dr. Ron Hoggan listed 187 gluten-caused illnesses in his book, Dangerous Grains.

Did the blood testing for celiac include the Antigliadin IgG antibody test? That indicates that your body views gluten as an enemy because it's creating antibodies to "fight" gluten/gliadin. Or you can eat a whole lot of wheat bread and then see how you feel, see if you get diarrhea, headaches, etc.

That's the short answer - look back on this forum a few pages and you will see stories of others suffering as you are. I guess the really short answer (the one that most doctors prefer to give) is that your diarrhea is due to the gall bladder surgery - how interesting that the docs don't seem to know why some people have diarrhea afterwards... Hopefully others here will offer you some advice, too!

Karen
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