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Old 01-11-2006, 12:57 AM   #1
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Gall bladder problems

I have just got home from 2 days in hospital with what they thought were gall stones but is actually just a lot of "sludge" in my gall bladder. The doctor has put me on anti biotics and kept me off food and drink for 2 days. Now I am allowed broth and jelly then onto a low fat diet. Does anyone know anything about what sort of fats are worse? I am craving milk but I don't think its a good idea! Someone told me today that these problems are common in pregnancy (I am 19 weeks) I am desperate to eat something crunchy and filling!


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Old 01-11-2006, 01:05 AM   #2
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Sorry.. no info.. just a hug and a wish for a speedy recovery!

Feel better soon!!

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Old 01-11-2006, 01:14 AM   #3
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Congratulations mrsmac! I hope you get well soon, for your sake and for your childs. Maybe do some research on the internet to see if you can eat anything more substantial or call your ob doc.
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:22 AM   #4
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Let me get this straight ... your Doctor (who has medical training and actually knows your medical condition) gave you a diet and you don't like it ... so you're looking for some "sage" alternative advice from someone here who has no medical training, and knows nothing about your actual medical condition, so that you can eat something "crunchy and filling"?

If you have ANY questions about the diet your doctor put you on ... CALL HIS OFFICE and get informed answers!

There are a few of us on here with medical backrounds - but I don't know a one of us that would advise you otherwise. For your sake, and for the sake of your baby - if you have questions, ask your doctor.
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:28 AM   #5
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Ditto Michael. Any fats (saturated/monounsaturated/whatever) are going to upset your gallbladder, you need your gp to refer you to a nutritonist/dietitian who can put you on a proper diet so that you are still getting the nutrition for your baby and keeping your gallbladder symptoms under control.
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:29 AM   #6
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Yes, yes, yes...ask your doctor, no, TELL your doctor to "be more specific!" Ask for print-out of guidelines for what you should and should not eat; also, is this doctor also your obstetrician? If not, she or he should be "in the loop" as to your gall bladder problem during pregnancy. It never ceases to amaze me how many patients are advised to follow a "low-whatever" diet but are not handed any written guidelines at the same time. Be well and take good care of yourself!
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:13 AM   #7
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Mrsmac, ask your Dr. to hook you up with a nutritionist. A food/cooking forum is not the place to get medical advice.
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:55 AM   #8
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Congrats on your baby! I bet there are lots of docs that will help you with your diet. In the meantime, are you allowed saltines?
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:41 AM   #9
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I agree with Andy. You should talk to a nutritionist. You need to know what to eat for you and your baby. And certified nutritionists in my experience are very caring and learned.

Until then I would ask your doc to be more specific or try to avoid, as much as possible, fatty foods.

Good luck and God Bless.
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:58 PM   #10
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Sorry to sound stupid and ask for advice here. You need to understand the public hospital system here in Australia- its free so they are in a hurry to diagnose and send you on your way. All the overworked registrar said was "Low fat" they don't have the time or the inclination to be more specific. I was just wondering if any one else had had gall bladder problems and knew anything. Its not that I didn't like the doctor's diagnosis its just I needed ideas for foods that I could eat.

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