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Does the gallbladder need to be removed if I have gallbladder disease?

Does the gallbladder need to be removed if I have gallbladder disease?

Probably: If the true source of your symptoms is the gallbladder, surgery is probably inevitable. You could try to avoid fatty and greasy foods to reduce your symptoms, but at your age, sooner or later, it will probably get worse regardless, especially if you become pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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I had my gallbladder removed 11 years ago, and recently started having similar pains and symptoms of gallbladder disease again.

See Answer: See your dr. – stones can recur in the biliary tree, that might mimic the symptoms that you had previously. Your dr. May order additional biliary/liver function studies (labwork) and an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between gallbladder disease and SIBO? I had mine removed after HIDA showed it wasn't working and have also had SIBO this year.

Is there a relationship between gallbladder disease and SIBO? I had mine removed after HIDA showed it wasn't working and have also had SIBO this year.

No: Cholecystectomy is not associated with SIBO. However, some patients can develop diarrhea after cholecystectomy which is due to fatty food intake other could be due to irritation of the bile. In some patients Cholesteramin may be needed to treat their diarrhea if mild treatments with adjusting diet and mild anti diarrhea medication does not work. ...Read more

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Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that i'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's

Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that i'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's

Maybe: There is definitely a genetic component to gallbladder disease, but it is still not possible to know who will actually need their gallbladder removed or not. In general, even those with gallstones only have removal of the gallbladder if they have symptoms that are likely caused from the gallbladder. Typically right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back, worse 30-60' after a fatty meal. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have gallbladder disease and I have to get my gallbladder taken out, what does this involve?

Surgery: Outpatient surgery usually lasting about an hour. The surgery is done using a laparoscope and several small incisions. You go home after the surgery. Usually 2-4 weeks of taking it easy. Pain for a few days after requiring pain medication. ...Read more

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Doctor says I have gallbladder disease. Now what?

Gallbladder removal: Treatment for most gallbladder disease involves removing the gallbladder surgically which is an operation done laparoscopically (small incisions) and often as an outpatient. ...Read more

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What would cause sharp pain on the left side of chest.I have gallbladder disease?

No: The gallbladder is on the right side. Sharp pain in the left chest could be related to your stomach, such as gastritis or ulcer disease, or it could be your heart, among other possibilities. You should talk to your doctor immediately or go the er for sharp pain in your left chest. ...Read more

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HIDA scan said I have gallbladder disease. No stones. I'm not sure what this means. And if surgery is right. Can u advise me?

HIDA scan said I have gallbladder disease. No stones. I'm not sure what this means. And if surgery is right. Can u advise me?

Acalculous cholecyst: You have a diseased GB and need a cholecystectomy. This usually caused by fine sludge obstructing the outflow tract of the GB and causing infection. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder disease, is it possible to have bike duct blockage from a stone with only mild pain on upper right side?

Possible: Then , you will be sicker than what you are describing , you will have jaundice also, see you doctor . You decide want it out or keep it and observe under clinical supervision. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallbladder Diseases (Definition)

Gallbladder diseases include gallbladder stones and infection. Symptoms include abdominal pain that is often worse after a fatty meal, indigestion, ...Read more