since i had my gallbladder out in September 08, I have 3-4 soft bowel movements/diarrhea every day. They’re mucousy, stinky and grosser than normal. I get abdominal pains before I have to go, and the need is sudden and urgent. I’m also gassier. I’ve also gained about 20 pounds since September. If I had known what a disaster having my GB would be, I never would have done it.