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Gall Bladder Surgery > Living without a Gallbladder

The function of the gallbladder is to concentrate and store bile. When you eat a meal, particularly a fatty meal, a large amount of concentrated bile is released into the duodenum. This enables a very large amount of fat to be digested at once. With the gallbladder removed, bile is released in small amounts continually into the duodenum. This is adequate for all normal eating situations. However if, after removal of the gallbladder, you were to eat a huge amount of fat at one sitting (which you should NOT do at any time), the fat may not be digested but will pass through the bowel and give you a bad bout of diarrhoea.

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