Can a Dysfunctional Gallbladder cause IBS symptoms?
I was originally diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome 8 years ago, now I found out I have a Dysfunctional Gallbladder /disease. Could my IBS symptoms go away once my gallbladder is gone?
The answer is no. There is no direct causal relationship between the two disorders.
IBS is a functional gastrointestinal disorder of the colon (the lower gastrointestinal tract), while a "dysfunctional gallbladder" is one of the disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
If someone suffers a functional disorder of the upper tract, there is a greater chance of having an associated lower tract disorder, and vice versa.
Surgical removal of the gallbladder may result in diarrhea that can last for many years, hence adding to the symptoms of IBS.
Gallbladder disease is separate from IBS. But gall bladder disease certainly adds to the nausea and digestive discomfort that can come with IBS.
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