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Houma, LA
A 19-year-old male asked:

Gall bladder functioning at 15%! i have frequent attacks & chronic jaundice. doc doesn't seem too worried. any options besides surgery?

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, Endocrine surgery, Minimally invasive surgery 34 years experience
Need good diagnosis: Poorly functioning gallbladders don't always cause pain. Very tiny stones can be missed by ultrasound, and are frequently seen in gallbladders that don't squeeze normally. However, such tiny stones and poor gallbladder squeezing DO NOT cause jaundice. I recommend you see a gastroenterologist for another opinion. As a surgeon, I would not remove your gallbladder yet. Good luck!
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