A 21-year-old female asked:
if you have gallstones how long can you go before having to get your gallbladder removed?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Daniel Para answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Varies: When you first have symptoms related to your gallstones (pain, bloating, nausea, jaundice, pancreatitis) you need to have your gallbladder removed. There is no alternative treatment. It is best not to wait until you are sick with gallbladder disease to seek surgical care.
Answered on Oct 9, 2013
32 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends on: Multiple factor . Some of them is repeated gall bladder infection ( cholecystitis , having underlying medical problem , constant pain or other symptoms that interfere with day to day activities and more. If you have porcelain gall stone it has to come out
Answered on Oct 11, 2013
Dr. Fred Levin answered
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Perhaps a lifetime: Only 40% of individuals who have gallstones ever have symptoms which would require having to remove the gallbladder. The other 60% carry them to their graves.
Answered on May 4, 2017
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