My Dr. told me that I was probably experiencing problems with small stones and since they did not have the gall bladder to reside in, they had to be passed thorugh the intestines which could be painful (the understatement of the year!)
I do take digestive enzymes and they help a bit. I too have to stay away from red meat as much as possible. Fats are a killer and some processed foods do a number on me as well.
Had I known this would be the case, I may have reconsidered the gall bladder surgery! ”