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A 33-year-old member asked:

If you have gallstones do you have to get your whole gallbladder removed?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: You will have more stones if you don't.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
If symptomatic. : The gallbladder is a gallstone "factory": if we just get rid of the stones and leave the gallbladder, new stones will form. Thankfully, most people have no change in their digestive function w/o the gallbladder. Btw-if you have stones found incidentally but have no symptoms, we do not recommend treatment.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have gallstones after having their gallbladder removed?

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Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
Radiology 35 years experience
Possible : Even if your gallbladder is removed, you can still develop stones in you bile duct or remnant of the cystic duct.
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