A 48-year-old member asked:
i have gallbladder pain without stones, is removal the only answer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mark Hoepfner answered
38 years experience General Surgery
No: I do not know what testing you have had. Have you seen a gastroenterologist? Endoscopy? Hida gallbladder function scan? Removing a normally functioning gallbladder may cause diarrhea and cause food intolerances and not resolve the pain. Have a complete evaluation before deciding if you may need gallbladder surgery.
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
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