iliostomy for 10yrs now gallbladder problem

by crstal
(new zealand)

I have been diagnosed with gall stones and wounder why this has happened. I am also a diabetic so my diet is very controled. why gall stone. could oit be caused by prolonged use of prednizone

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by: Anonymous

I have had an ileostomy for nearly 20 years now and had a 2 cm gallstone diagnosed in 2002. In 2006 I had my gallbladder removed because of chronic colic.

It happens in IBD and ileostomy patients because of the dietary changes, and relatively little bile is reabsorbed/recycled compared to healthy individuals, thus the consistency of the bile changes to make gallstone formation more likely. Dehydration in IBD patients is also a factor (also for kidney stones). http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/what_gallstones_gallbladder_disease_000010_1.htm

I have met a lot of Crohn's patients that have had their gall bladders removed. On the up side, the operation can usually be done laparoscopically and, in my case, was a walk over (compared to the major surgeries I have had done for Crohn's). I would have discharged myself the very next day, if I hadn't been so ill with the Crohn's. The surgeon insisted I stay the weekend to ensure that I recuperated properly.

There are foods you should avoid to decrease the risk of gallstones http://www.gallbladderattack.com/gallbladderdiet.shtml

You basically have to watch your diet and ensure that you drink enough to keep your kidneys working properly. The rule of thumb is at least 1 litre urine should be excreted per day. Anything less increases the risk of gallstones and kidney stones substantially.

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