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who is most at risk of needing gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Women.: Gallstones are twice as likely to occur in women, especially those who are pregnant or of childbearing age. Overweight people, older adults, native americans and mexican americans are also at greater risk. The development of gallstones may run in families, but gallstones can be present in anyone who has a gallbladder.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Gallstones: Pain inflammation fever common duct stones tumors.
Dr. Arold Augustin
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Gallstones: If you have recurrent bouts of biliary colic-pain without actual inflammation of the gallbladder-, sepsis-very ill from the infection-overt infection of the gallbladder with or without initial fever, you will most likely need the gallbladder out.

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I am taking 60 mg phenobarbital daily after my skull tumor operation in 1995. What precautions should I take for my daily routine?

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