It's been 4+ years of IBS(d) misery. I have read everything I could find on IBS(d)I ran across a couple of articles recently where patients who had gall bladders removed exhibited the same symptoms as IBS(d). Apparently a properly functioning gall bladder helps control bowel activity.I recently found out (via CAT) scan that I have some gall stones. They were looking for kidney stones -- which I also had in profusion. Is it possible that gall stones can so impact a gall bladder that it looses its ability to help control the bowels? I don't have any of the typical gall bladder failure symptoms.Question 2: Assuming the above is true, is it possible that removing the stones will permit the gall bladder to again function normally?Quite a few years ago QUESTRAN was tried without success. It is an experience I don't wish to repeat--liquid sandpaper which doesn't all help to sooth irritated internals!