What causes gallbladder problems during pregnancy?

Has anyone had gallbladder issues during pregnancy? My Dr. told me I have gallstones and wanted some additional advice from mamas who’ve had the same issue

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I had them when I was pregnant. It sucked. I had many attacks and they wouldn’t remove it because of how pregnant I was. Once I had my baby they took out my gallbladder shortly after.

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My doctor told me it was due to everything being pushed up. I almost died. It was not a good time. I could even smell food for 5 days. I was on a floor that they made sure no one was next to either room to avoid me even smelling it. I had pancreatitis as well. They thought it would be too dangerous to do while pregnant so I had to change my diet. My problems went away after never got it removed like I was supposed to

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I had mine removed at 27 weeks pregnant… Not sure what caused it but its quite common…

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Looord Jesus I did. Had to have EMERGENCY surgery when my baby was 3 weeks old. The attacks are awful. So painful and I thought I was having a heart attack

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I’m having mine removed Friday! I’ve had attacks with both pregnancies and I’ve been miserable since I had my son two months ago. Get that bad boy out the second you can!

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Had gallstones weeks after having my second son and had gallbladder removed z

I had it horrible. I had to sleep with multiple pillows elevated on the couch. They said If it didn’t go away after birth I would need to have my gallbladder removed. Luckily it went away after my son was born.

I had to have mine removed a month after I gave birth. It’s extremely common from what I was told.

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I got gallstones after I gave birth… just been hanging out with them for about 10 years now. I just stay away from greasy foods for the most part & if it starts hurting I drink a ton of water.

I had issues almost immediately after having my first child. It’s awful!

I got gallstones after my first pregnancy took a year for them to figure out why I was in so much pain. Ended up getting my gallbladder removed. Until you can get it removed you’ve just gotta stay away from super greasy food and drink tons of water. If the pain gets too bad definitely see your Dr :slight_smile:

I had my gall bladder removed within 6 months of giving birth. I had a nurse tell me…
Have a baby, have a gallbladder.

I had mine removed when I was 25 weeks because anything and everything I ate would cause my gallbladder attacks, I tried my best to eat low fat yogurts , drink a lot of water , any food low fat it worked for a bit then made everything worse

I had gallstones and had to have my gallbladder removed. I started to have extreme gallbladder attacks, luckily I was able to get it removed because I was still in the 2nd trimester, definitely keep an eye on all the symptoms because it can get dangerous.

Yes I had to get my gallbladder taken out right after I had my baby! Worst pain I’ve ever felt having gallbladder attacks!! It feels so much better having it out.

I had my gallbladder out a few months after I had my son. My surgeon said pregnancy doesn’t cause gallstones it just makes it more likely you will have symptoms from it. Lots of people have gallstones but if they have no symptoms it’s not a problem. While I was waiting for my surgery I was put on a very strict diet. No meats (besides turkey), no dairy, no chocolate, no caffeine and only things very low in fat and cholesterol. And even then you can have an attack, this just helps prevent one. They say if your attack lasts longer than 12 hours to go to the er because a stone could have moved to your pancreas I believe and that’s life threatening.

If u have stones it will need to be removed. I had mine a month after my son was born… it’s was worst then giving birth :rofl:

It’s common I had issues with my gallbladder for years finally 11 days after my daughter was born the pain would not go away. Woke me up from a dead sleep at 4:30 I had it removed

I had problems starting around 36 weeks. I took lansoprazole every night until I gave birth to help with the sever pain I was feeling. After I gave birth I felt great!.. for 2 weeks. Then the pain came 10 fold as before. I went to the hospital and they admitted me for 3 days. 2 of those I was put on a clear liquid diet then the 3rd day I had it removed.
I feel great now, except I have to watch greasy foods and certain vegetables which cause some abdominal pain and bowel issues. (Way more tolerable than the gallbladder pain)
I thought the gallbladder attacks were 100x worse than an all natural labor :woozy_face: