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A 59-year-old female asked:

My doctor advised me to have gallbladder surgery following several tests ct, ultra-sound & hide? i have had abdominal pain accompanied with bloating following eating small amounts of food. rarely eat greasy foods occasionally eat chili/mexican foods or

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A : A gallbladder flush is an excellent form of detoxification in a patient who has adequate health. If you are doing a flush and you develop an obstruction from stones, that could cause significant complications. Because your gallbladder is diseased and filled with sludge, a significant amount of toxic material will be released which could overload your system. There is potential for reabsorption of toxins through your intestines with subsequent release into your blood stream. I agree with your doctor that the risk from a gall bladder flush is too high at this time. I hope this is helpful. Good luck.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Get it out: Generally, gallbladder disease is definitively treated with surgical removal of gallbladder. If you have had such an extensive evaluation/work-up and recommendation is surgery, you should really consider it. You should discuss with your family physician and a mis surgeon. Removal of gallbladder (cholecystectomy) is routinely removed minimally invasive.

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