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Was at the GI's yesterday. While there I asked him if there was any correlation between having gall stones and IBS©He said no. The only time they attribute D to the gall bladder is after it is removed.He couched this in terms like--if you are not seeing the symptoms of gall bladder failure.He doesn't think prescribing questran is worthwhile for D if all you is stones. I guess I believe him.I do find this a little puzzling. It seems reasonable if a gall bladder is functioning marginally, there may be an impact.
 
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I think that sometimes, at least in my husbands case, that he has been misdiagnosed with IBS. Here is my theory. He has chronic diarrhea. 6-12 movements a day, everyday usually with very little warning. Nothing helps except questran. Questran has made it so there are no symptoms. So does he have IBS or not? I think not. If questran works, then to me it's an excess bile problem. I think one of three things is going on.1)His liver makes too much bile.2)His gallbladder isn't working right3)The bile(for some reason) isn't returning back after use and is being dumped in the colon.There are no symptoms now for months. No matter what he eats, how stressed he gets, nothing. I can't believe this questran is an answer to IBS because IBS isn't a bile problem or this would work for everyone. The Dr. didn't prescribe this. I called and asked for it for him after reading about it on this bulletin board. I've since spoken to this Dr. about this and the bulletin board and the calcium that seems to help so many. He was shocked. He now has his patients try calcium first then questran for chronic diarrhea. I think he is kind of stumped as to why these are working or if he is even diagnosing people correctly. Much more needs to be done to assure that physicians know the criteria for IBS. I feel sorry for people who have complete faith in doctors and don't question things. If we did that he'd still be spending his life on the toilet.
 
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I think that sometimes, at least in my husbands case, that he has been misdiagnosed with IBS. Here is my theory. He has chronic diarrhea. 6-12 movements a day, everyday usually with very little warning. Nothing helps except questran. Questran has made it so there are no symptoms. So does he have IBS or not? I think not. If questran works, then to me it's an excess bile problem. I think one of three things is going on.1)His liver makes too much bile.2)His gallbladder isn't working right3)The bile(for some reason) isn't returning back after use and is being dumped in the colon.There are no symptoms now for months. No matter what he eats, how stressed he gets, nothing. I can't believe this questran is an answer to IBS because IBS isn't a bile problem or this would work for everyone. The Dr. didn't prescribe this. I called and asked for it for him after reading about it on this bulletin board. I've since spoken to this Dr. about this and the bulletin board and the calcium that seems to help so many. He was shocked. He now has his patients try calcium first then questran for chronic diarrhea. I think he is kind of stumped as to why these are working or if he is even diagnosing people correctly. Much more needs to be done to assure that physicians know the criteria for IBS. I feel sorry for people who have complete faith in doctors and don't question things. If we did that he'd still be spending his life on the toilet.
 

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Gall bladder removal doesn't guarentee diarreha (it's in the 15%ish range). So some other aspect of bile metabolism seems to be a factor in that.Unfortunately we don't get to choose which category we end up in.K.------------------I am a scientific researcher primarily in the area of the environment and the impact of environmental factors on human health, I have no ties to the pharmaceutical industry. I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial, natural, or any other product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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Gall bladder removal doesn't guarentee diarreha (it's in the 15%ish range). So some other aspect of bile metabolism seems to be a factor in that.Unfortunately we don't get to choose which category we end up in.K.------------------I am a scientific researcher primarily in the area of the environment and the impact of environmental factors on human health, I have no ties to the pharmaceutical industry. I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial, natural, or any other product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 
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