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A 31-year-old female asked:

If a gallbladder ultrasound and blood work both come back normal, is it possible for there to still be an issue with the gallbladder that would be cause for removal?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Yes but. : Classic symptoms ? I would look at every other possible cause of pain first. An endoscopy can rule out an ulcer or gastritis. A HIDA scan may reproduce your symptoms which is helpful. Often we take gallbladders when no other source can be identified ... and most people feel better. Still, there is a chance your pain will continue and then you essentially had surgery for nothing.

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Last updated Mar 9, 2018

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