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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iliostomy for 10yrs now gallbladder problem NEW
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).

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

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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