A 21-year-old member asked:
Does the gallbladder need to be removed if i have gallbladder disease?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: App. 80% of people with gallstones never develop symptoms and need not have their gallbladder removed. However, once attacks begin, the only way to prevent them from coming back is to remove the gallbladder. Of course, every operation involves a decision regarding the risks vs. Benefits; if the risks of surgery are too high, there are alternatives that may temporize matters.
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General Surgery 23 years experience
Probably: If the true source of your symptoms is the gallbladder, surgery is probably inevitable. You could try to avoid fatty and greasy foods to reduce your symptoms, but at your age, sooner or later, it will probably get worse regardless, especially if you become pregnant.
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General Surgery 33 years experience
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Last updated Apr 19, 2019
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