Hello. I had gallbladder removed February 14,2005. I recently had a Cat scan done because of some post colonoscopy problems with small intestine blockage of feces. That is now resolved but I have gained tons of weight [gain]since the gallbladder was removed and cannot seem to lose anything nor have any energy to do exercise to do so. I now have hypothyroidism as well and am taking supplements but do not have the energy that was to happen either. The levels however are nearly at normal range though I do not feel any different really and in fact get insomnia from time to time. I got the Cat scan results and it listed that METAL CLIPS were found on the Cat scan results and these are found in the Gallblader bed…or Liver area. IS THIS NORMAL TO HAVE METAL CLIPS LEFT IN BODY AFTER GALLBLADER SURGERY? Thanks for any help with this matter. Also a few small retroperitoneal Lymph nodes are demonstrated as well on the Cat scan results and not sure what this means?