A 22-year-old member asked:
Is the gallbladder necessary for digestion?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 17 years experience
No: The function of the gallbladder is to store and concentrate the bile that is created by the liver and secreted into your intestines. Its presence is not necessary for digestion.
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General Surgery 56 years experience
Semi: Bile is necessary but can still get there without gb in general.
The volume and timing may be off!
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 27, 2018
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