Bile Salt Diarrhea
My question is re bile salt diarrhea after GB surgery. I've searched the net over and I can not find an answer to this question so if anyone knows the answer, I would appreciate a response!
Can bile salt diarrhea start up anytime after surgery, say 4-5 years later? Also, is bile salt diarrhea always yellow? What about light brown? My husband has his gb removed in 2001 and granted, he has always had fatty food run right through him since the surgery. He has bouts of diarrhea that are very characteristic of bile salt diarrhea. In 2004-2005 he has this for most of the year. It will get better...he will have mixed stools with a more loose stool. Lately he has started up with the watery stools right after he eats, sometimes not hardly able to make it to the living room to the bathroom on time. He went on the BRAT diet and it got better instantly. His bowel habits did change after gb surgery. CT Scan and blood work were normal..Doctor says it's IBS. Does bile salt diarrhea come and go? Thanks for the help!!