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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
No.: Since the gallbladder's function is mainly one of storage, it is not a necessary organ. Your life will go on normally without your gallbladder.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience in General Surgery
See below: A normal gallbladder is about 3 to 4 inches long and about 1.5 to 2 inches wide. Normal capacity is up to 100 cc of bile so it is very light in weight ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Park
Dr. Anne Park answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
GB sludge: The higher the fat content, the more sludge...thickened bile acids you’ll have. Not quite gallstones yet but on their way to form stones. Look at the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Gallbladder problems: The gallbladder may cause pain on the right side of the chest (below ribs) ; near right shoulder blade as well as symptoms like nausea/ vomiting, ^ ga ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Stones: A stone lodged in the gall bladder can be painful when the gallbladder contracts.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
In most people: It is on the right side.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Ans: Depend what symptoms you are experiencing. If you feel great then be sure to eT correct avoid fatty greasy foods etc. if you have discomfort go see yo ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Not aware diagnosis : I am not aware of this condition? Are you sure that this was the exact diagnosis. Oftentimes a restricted diet is recommended.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vineet Choudhry
17 years experience in General Surgery
Yes.: While the gallbladder does have some physiologic function, it is not a critical organ. Most people don't notice much difference after it is removed. T ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Radiology term: You're probably having right upper quadrant pain and have had an ultrasound with these words in it. Normally, when you eat, the gall bladder squeezes ... Read More
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