“Since I had my gallbladder removed in July last year and gallstones removed from the bile duct, I had to be admitted on a further two occasions because there was a tear int he bile duct and the bile was leaking into my stomach. When this was finally diagnosed, the bile was drained away over a period of a few days. Since the operation, I have put on a lot of weight even tho’ I am eating more healthily and exercising more.

I have tried cutting down on my food intake but have still not lost the weight. I am 68 Kgs (10 stone 9 lbs) and am 5ft 2 inches tall.

Can you suggest a reason for the weight gain and is it related to the oepration? ”