Post-Cholecystectomy Diarrhea

May occur after up to 10% of surgeries
  • Due to bile being dumped directly into small bowel
Diagnose by trial of Cholestiramine
  • Titrate to maximum dose, as tolerated
  • If patient doesn’t like powder, give pills, & visa versa
Syndrome may resolve on its own after many months
  • May not

See posting Chronic Diarrhea.