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Ileostomy and Gallstones

Fri Jul 02, 2021 11:27 am

Hey Everyone,

 

I have recently been diagnosed with gallstones and need surgery.  Anybody with an ileostomy and gallbladder removed?  Any changes in output?  Im mostly concerned about the change in output, as I have never really had bad issues with leaks and what not.  I know the more watery the output, the greater increase with leaks.  Thanks for any insight or advice!

Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:31 pm

Around 2008-2010, I had gallstones removed by laparoscopy.  I suspect that, had it affected my ostomy output or otherwise, I'd remember, and I don't believe that it did.  Good luck with it.  Hey, cops are tough; what're you worried about? 

Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:49 pm

 

  HenryM wrote:  

Around 2008-2010, I had gallstones removed by laparoscopy.  I suspect that, had it affected my ostomy output or otherwise, I'd remember, and I don't believe that it did.  Good luck with it.  Hey, cops are tough; what're you worried about? 

 



Thanks for reply, Henry!  Even "tough" cops can become wimps when they are shittin all over themselves!  HaHa!  I just dont want to disrupt ANYTHING!  A heavy duty belt is bad enough around the ostomy.........dont want to encourage leaks with really watery output.  Thanks Again!

Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:58 pm

I had my gallbladder out 22 yrs before my ileostomy. I never had a different output loosing my gallbladder ,just different now 

Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:06 pm

Hi Cop.  I had my gall bladder removed a few years before th colostomy.  I asked the surgeons if the absence of the gall bladder would compromise my plumbing system any further and they said it would not.

I'm not sure there's any worse pain than that from gall stones trying to rip away from their container.  Get the surgery as soon as possible.  It's simple!

Respectfully,

Mike

Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:42 pm

 

  iMacG5 wrote:  

Hi Cop.  I had my gall bladder removed a few years before th colostomy.  I asked the surgeons if the absence of the gall bladder would compromise my plumbing system any further and they said it would not.

I'm not sure there's any worse pain than that from gall stones trying to rip away from their container.  Get the surgery as soon as possible.  It's simple!

Respectfully,

Mike

 



Thanks for the coment, Mike!  Ive had lots of kidney stones, but that was the first gallstone attack....that Im aware of.  I say that because they are very similiar in pain.  I think im gonna have a test ran to determine how bad the gallbladder is, then make a decision to have surgery or not.  So far....no other attacks since 2 weeks ago.  I appreciate the feedback!

Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:55 pm

 

  CopInDixie wrote:  

 

 

Thanks for the coment, Mike!  Ive had lots of kidney stones, but that was the first gallstone attack....that Im aware of.  I say that because they are very similiar in pain.  I think im gonna have a test ran to determine how bad the gallbladder is, then make a decision to have surgery or not.  So far....no other attacks since 2 weeks ago.  I appreciate the feedback!

 



Get it out 

Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:46 pm

Hi there.   During the height of COVID , of course, I began passing stones.   It turned out to be uric acid stones. Ostomates apparently get them .     No surgery but put on Allopurinol meds and potassium citrate and citric acid oral.   So far meds working . Good luck....

Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:02 am

 

  Riva wrote:  

Hi there.   During the height of COVID , of course, I began passing stones.   It turned out to be uric acid stones. Ostomates apparently get them .     No surgery but put on Allopurinol meds and potassium citrate and citric acid oral.   So far meds working . Good luck....

 



I experienced the same thing and have been on allopurinol for decades.  Unless they passed quietly out of my system without telling me, I haven't had any uric acid stones since being on that drug.

Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:47 pm

I have a Colostomy  and had to have my Gallbladder removed.  The only thing I noticd after was  my output was mor on the liquid side.  I still have a  regular output     But two or three times a day it is more liquid.   and no problem with my diet.  I am just cautious about anything fried.   Hope this helps   even if you don't have a colostomy. and good luck with your surgery.

 

Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:06 pm

 

  CopInDixie wrote:  

 

 

Thanks for the coment, Mike!  Ive had lots of kidney stones, but that was the first gallstone attack....that Im aware of.  I say that because they are very similiar in pain.  I think im gonna have a test ran to determine how bad the gallbladder is, then make a decision to have surgery or not.  So far....no other attacks since 2 weeks ago.  I appreciate the feedback!

 



There's no doubt in my mind you'll do the right thing.

 How great is it that we have so many wise, compassionate folks here to help us!

Mike

Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:33 pm

I have had an ileostomy for 64 years and about 20-25 years ago had my gall bladder removed.  It had no effect whatsoever on my ostomy or the output.

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