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A 46-year-old male asked:

I've been told to remove my gallbladder as it now contains some sludge. next week is my surgery, just want to know will removing the gb shorten my life span? i've no other medical conditions and i'm non alcoholic. outcome of removing, please?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
An uncomplicated cholecystectomy is not expected to affect one’s lifespan. Complications, acute and chronic, are always possible, rare nowadays, and should be discussed in detail with surgical team prior to operation.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Removal of a gallbladder per will not affect your longevity. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. Get Flu and Covid vaccines. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Mar 3, 2022


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