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I will be four weeks postpartum tomorrow.<br>
I was wondering if I am right about this my symptoms are:<br><br>
high abdominal cramping pretty painful at times<br>
gassy burping<br>
bad Diarrhea<br>
usually happens right after I eat dinner.<br>
I get a nauseous headache with it sometimes.<br><br><br>
Does anyone have any other ideas. I am wondering what I can do to help this naturally.
 

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I dunno but (I'm 7 mos postpartum) and every once in a while, in the evenings, I'll get intense upper ab pain that can turn into what feels like back pain sort of. It's gotten so bad a couple times that it makes me nauseous to the point of throwing up. Usually only happens if I've eaten really rich foods that day. So I'll be here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 

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Oh yeah, and congrats on your new little one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime">
 

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Stop eating fat! I'm serious, a low-no fat diet is the treatment for immediate relief. A lot of Dr's say you need to get your gal bladder removed but I think a flush should be tried first. Look online for "gallbladder flush" and you'll get the directions. Seems easy enough but I haven't had time to do it.
 

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But would eating extremely little or no fat be healthy while breastfeeding?
 

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I was wondering about that myself. I wouldn't be comfortable cutting back any more than I do now.
 

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well, i went the surgical route with mine, (my dd was a brand new baby too) but there wasnt much of a choice. mine was so inflamed it was about to rupture. my dad's did rupture while i was pg with dd.<br><br>
the surgeon said the majority of his patients gettin gb removal are postpartum moms. the weight fluctauaions added to the hormone changes in pregnancy seem to be somewhat responsible.<br><br><br>
gall bladder problems also *seem* to run in families. my mom had hers taken out when i was young. my sister just had to have hers removed a few months ago (her baby was born in june)<br><br><br>
hope you get feeling better soon either way mama!<br><br>
if you arent in *extreme* pain, i would probably try the flush first, as long as it wont be harmful to your nursling.
 

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When I got my ultrasound at 5 months they noticed I had gall stones. I've never had any sort of flare up until after DS was born. I've had a few, but only after eating fatty meals (not all fatty meals though). My symptoms start with what feels like an upset stomach, then I get pain in the upper abdominal area on the right side, an ache in my lower back I’m assuming it’s my liver, then I get so nauseous I run for the bathroom! It’s pretty uncomfortable and I can’t really do anything while I’m having these “attacks”. I just cut down on the fat and don’t seem to have them. I'm hoping to avoid the surgery route.
 
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