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Gall Bladder & Body Odor

03/20/2000

Question:

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.

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Jonathan   Bernstein, MD Jonathan Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati