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Stomach Issues

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I may have figured out what has been causing me to have stomach issues.

 

I am going to say right now i have no issue with milk. None... what so ever. However, butter causes me issues. I'm starting to think that cheese is as well.

 

I believe my butter issues come from the fact that i have no gallbladder and as such cannot digest fats as easily. Could cheese do the same thing? It is not as bad as with butter, but still. I know if i eat to much i get acid reflux.

 

What do you guys think?

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You may want to check with a doctor as far as which fats you can tolerate without a gallbladder.  Are you eating real butter or margarine?  Margarine is pretty nasty from an ease-of-digestion standpoint.  If it is real butter, check the label and make sure there are no funky additives in it.

 

As far as the cheese.  I don't have issues with milk at all.  But I have a hard time digesting aged cheese (i.e. cheddar).  I have no problem with provalone, cheese curd, and some of the other milder cheeses - but aged cheese sits in my stomach and just makes me feel heavy.  Didn't used to... but it started to awhile back... I would say somewhere in my early-to-mid-thirties.

 

You may also want to try a digestive enzyme, especially when you eat fat.  Check those labels too though, because some of those contain gluten too.

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If your gall bladder is diseased, that is when you cannot digest fats.

I eat all manner of healthy fats without issues. 

 

Most people won't experience digestive problems after cholecystectomy. Your gallbladder isn't essential to healthy digestion. (those are not just my words, that's the Mayo clinic talking)

 

I have no gall bladder (since 1985) and I can eat butter, cheese,  ice cream, etc without an issue, so the absence of the GB is not likely the reason for your discomfort. And if you can drink milk without feeling awful, that's amazing and certainly not a lactose intolerance. 

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You may want to check with a doctor as far as which fats you can tolerate without a gallbladder.  Are you eating real butter or margarine?  Margarine is pretty nasty from an ease-of-digestion standpoint.  If it is real butter, check the label and make sure there are no funky additives in it.

 

As far as the cheese.  I don't have issues with milk at all.  But I have a hard time digesting aged cheese (i.e. cheddar).  I have no problem with provalone, cheese curd, and some of the other milder cheeses - but aged cheese sits in my stomach and just makes me feel heavy.  Didn't used to... but it started to awhile back... I would say somewhere in my early-to-mid-thirties.

 

You may also want to try a digestive enzyme, especially when you eat fat.  Check those labels too though, because some of those contain gluten too.

 

I use real butter.

 

If your gall bladder is diseased, that is when you cannot digest fats.

I eat all manner of healthy fats without issues. 

 

Most people won't experience digestive problems after cholecystectomy. Your gallbladder isn't essential to healthy digestion. (those are not just my words, that's the Mayo clinic talking)

 

I have no gall bladder (since 1985) and I can eat butter, cheese,  ice cream, etc without an issue, so the absence of the GB is not likely the reason for your discomfort. And if you can drink milk without feeling awful, that's amazing and certainly not a lactose intolerance. 

Yep, and thats what confuses me.

 

Edit: I went poking around the mayo clinic website and found this: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gallbladder-removal-diet/AN02176

 

I should also note that fats in general don't really agree with me. While i can eat a little fat on say beef or chicken, pork is a no go at all.

 

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I use real butter.

 

Yep, and thats what confuses me.

 

Edit: I went poking around the mayo clinic website and found this: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gallbladder-removal-diet/AN02176

 

I should also note that fats in general don't really agree with me. While i can eat a little fat on say beef or chicken, pork is a no go at all.

 

:(

 

But this article is referring to diarrhea that comes on right after surgery and explains why the diarrhea may continue.

 

"Although there isn't a set gallbladder removal diet, the following tips may help minimize problems with diarrhea after you've had your gallbladder out:

  • Go easy on the fat. Avoid high-fat foods, fried and greasy foods, and fatty sauces and gravies. Instead, choose fat-free or low-fat foods. Low-fat foods are those with no more than 3 grams a serving. Check labels and follow the serving size listed."

If you choose lean cuts of meat, there shouldn't be a reason not to enjoy pork. It's not "fatty".

 

It could be you just do not tolerate pork.

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I noticed the same thing early on.  I could drink milk, but butter bothered me a lot and cheese less so.  I think that something was concentrated in the butter and cheese that was more dilute in the milk.  I didn't seem to have problems with other fat sources so it is unclear what the problem is.  

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