“I had my gallbladder out in Feb 2013, and I still look 9 months pregnant and am in a lot of discomfort! I also have chronic heartburn and acid (or bile?) reflux.

I never eat red meat and follow a low fat diet: skimmed milk, olive spread, no cheese, pastry ,cream, fried stuff etc. All I eat is wholemeal bread, vegetables, fish and, once a week, skinless chicken breast just baked in the oven. I do not have yoghurts, jams, sauces, pickles, biscuits, cakes, sweets,crisps,chocolate etc etc.

I do not smoke, drink alcohol or coffee. In short my diet is bland, bland, bland! I do not have the runs, which is supposed to be common after gallbladder removal, I am just bloated and very uncomfortable all the time, and none of my skirts or trousers fit me anymore. All my GP said was that this is a common problem, but could not offer any advice. My 80 year old neighbour had her gallbladder removed 30 years ago and she says she has been constantly bloated ever since!

I wish someone would come up with a cure!”