what happens if the gallbladder stops functioning or it is removed

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If the gall bladder stops functioning or is removed, then the bile that is produced by the liver is not stored anymore. It directly mixes with the food in the duodenum via the common bile duct. As a result of this diarrhoea occurs in many cases as a side effect which eventually passes as the body adapts itself in fat digestion without the help of the gall bladder.


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When the gall bladder is removed, bile made by the liver will no longer be stored between meals. Instead the bile flows directly in to the intestine Any time the liver produces it.The side effect of the removal of gall bladder is diarrhoea
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