Many of these causes have an individual page dedicated to them. Please follow the links for more information.


Once you manage to get your symptoms under control, your next step is to sleuth out the root causes so that you can address those.

Removing the gallbladder does not remove the underlying causes. Ignoring them is likely to create digestive problems in the future because even though the gallbladder organ is gone, the rest of the biliary system, the liver, the bile, the bile ducts, and sphincters remain. Inflammation in these organs tends to increase after removal once the gallbladder’s role of balancing the bile acids is gone. The caustic effects of the more hydrophobic bile salts can wreak havoc in the entire digestive system from the bile ducts to the small intestine. At least 40% of our calls and consultations are for symptoms after gallbladder removal.