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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Gall Bladder & Body Odor
4 years ago my husband had his Gall Bladder removed. Since then it seems he has a body odor that wasn`t there before. Could it be because it was removed? Is the Gall Bladder used for a filter of some sort? Do you have any suggestions on what I can do? I have switched soaps, shampoo`s and deodorants. Nothing works.
This could be due to a pancreatic infection. I would consult your internist or surgeon. I had a similar case approximately a year ago and it turned out the patient had a low grade pancreatic infection. After treatment with the appropriate antibiotic, the body odor went away. This is not an allergy related problem. Good Luck.
Jonathan Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati