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    mamacarlac asked a questionLung Cancer

    i have had numerous health problems i was having a ct of my gall bladder cause of the pain i have and the radioligist seen 6 nodules

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      Mollie

      I had my gall bladder out in April. I always have loose stool now and a lot of times diarrhea. I do have pain in my ribs where te gall bladder was from time to time. Don't know why though. Sorry :(((

      over 4 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      My gallbladder was taken out when I had an emergency with it in the middle of the night. The doctor told me one of the side effects was uncontrollable diarrhea, oh lucky me. But that has not happened. I have to go fairly quick after eating, but not a bad side effect like she described. Your nodules may or may not be the source of the pain, of course. Best to you, hope its an easy journey for you.

      over 4 years ago
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      Hello, I am an oncology/end of life nurse. Let me try and address your issues. You are 100% right in that what you are feeling is quite possibly radiating pain. The nerves that serve that area do radiate in that pattern, The diarrhea is a common side effect of surgery or stress. Many people don't realize that as the heart speeds up, the gut slows and vice-versa, so as your heart rate was slowed by the narcotics and by the sedatives, this increased the motility of the colon. Nodules on a CT are just that, nodules. They cannot be clearly defined as a malignancy on a CT and can be polyps, whether adenomatous (pre-cancerous) or hyperplasic (benign) they ban also be cysts or scar tissue. Other responses are correct as it relates to the bile. Bile breaks down fat and excess bile is stored in the gallbladder. Without the gallbladder, the bile has to be stored elsewhere either in the ducts or in the intestine. Excess bile in the intestine can also cause loose stools. Another thing to consider is that due to the loose stools you also increase the risk on a bladder infection. If the surgery was done laprascopic and done recently, you could also have trapped air in the cavity, which takes awhile to dissipate. When you sleep, try lying on your right side if possible. I hope you feel up to par soon, Carm.

      over 4 years ago
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    i have posted several questions new at this dont know if i am doin this right

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    should i worry that they have found 6 nodules in my lungs i really am lost about the whole ordeal

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    my concern is i have 6 lung nodules that appeared out of no where