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A 31-year-old female asked:

can dr tell if you need gallbladder out just by blood tests?

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Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
No.: Gallbladder disease is most definitively diagnosed with a combination of history, physical examination, blood work and ultrasound of the abdomen. There are many diseases that can mimic gallbladder disease, and thus ultrasound and occasionally nuclear medicine scanning are also necessary for correct diagnosis.
Dr. Brian Hudes
Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Sometimes: It really depends and the duration and severity of symptoms. A good clinical story and appropriate physical exam can usually demonstrate a high probability of gallbladder problems. Blood tests and imaging studies and then confirm the diagnosis.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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