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A 47-year-old member asked:

I'm only 20 and i just found out i have to have my gall bladder removed. anything i should know?

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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 36 years experience
It's surgery...: Although a common procedure, it's never to be taken lightly. Be sure you agree with the indication for it, know the alternatives to it and what the risks of either choice could lead to. You'd also like to know what is to be done and how. What are the restrictions after surgery and what is the recovery time. I'm sure your surgeon can give you all these details.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is gall bladder always removed just because you have stones?

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Dr. Ehteshamuddin Syed
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Cholecystectomy : The surgery to remove gallbladder is called Cholecystectomy. One of the main reasons for this surgery is gall bladder infection called Cholecystitis and Gall bladder stones causing obstruction. Other conditions that can lead to this surgery is when the gallbladder is not functioning properly - biliary dyskinesia.
Last updated Jun 4, 2013

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