hello! I am a 23 year old female. I had my gall bladder removed May 30, 2007, and since then i have gained almost 50 pounds. I have often wondered if having your gall bladder removed, causes the weight gain, cause I eat no differently than I did before, no more, no less, I don't even eat the fatty foods that did cause the gall bladder attacks. For example, Pizza was one of them, and after surgery, i can hardly stand the sight of the stuff, because of how it made me feel when i was having gall bladder attacks. My attacks started when i was 19, and they were not too often, maybe one a year. Then it turned to being more frequent, and more painful each time i had one. I went to the E.R 5 times, trying to find out what was wrong.. The 5th time being with an attack that lasted me almost 30 hours!! I finally had an ultrasound and they discovered gall stones. After fighting to have surgery, as I had no insurance at the time.. I had the surgery. My doctor did not put me on any kind of diet, just told me to eat light the first night after surgery. I felt good, because this monster of a bother was gone finally! Well then here came the weight.. I had always been a little "chunky" as some say, but i had lost weight on my own, when i was 20, and was down to 130, and I was happy with that I maintained that weight, until.... Then I went through with surgery, I was not given any other options.. IE- flushing or eating certain foods to dissolve the stones. So, I figure i'm stuck with 5 nasty scars, on top of a previous scar from a surgery when i was 14 in my abdomen.. and a weight gain of 50 pounds. I am not happy, My husband can see the difference in my personality because of this weight gain. As, we were together when i was alot smaller, and now i'm alot bigger. I have tried different diets and exercise, and have not lost any weight. If the doctor would have warned me of weight gain, heartburn, and diareah.. I would have asked about different options. he made it seem to me that surgery was my only option and he was rush rush rush to get it done. Of course he was that way, it was more money in his pocket. Not saying that to offend anyone, espically a possible doctor or nurse that may be reading this.. But this doctor in particular had the attitude. I just don't know what to do about it anymore, i was hoping that someone might be able to give me some insight on this problem. From what i've read there really isn't much to do about it. except for possible suppliments and vitamins, which are way too pricey for my budget. someone has gotta have some kind of helpful thoughts or advice, please?!