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How different will my life/eating habits be after my gallbladder is removed? I will have my gallbladder removed because of gallstones and infection.

How different will my life/eating habits be after my gallbladder is removed? I will have my gallbladder removed because of gallstones and infection.

Better!: Most people who have their gallbladder removed have no side effects; about one-in-five will get (transient) diarrhea associated with fatty food intake. Even in the worst-case scenario, meds can be used to control this, albeit rarely necessary. Most importantly, you will never get a gallbladder attack again! Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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Only GGT levels were high 150 why? He had gallbladder removed due to gallstones 1 year ago. He socially drinks alcohol. High tryglecirides and rbc.

Only GGT levels were high 150 why? He had gallbladder removed due to gallstones 1 year ago. He socially drinks alcohol. High tryglecirides and rbc.

GGT nonspecific enzy: An elevated GGT level suggests that something is damaging the liver but does not indicate specifically what. Could be from liver, pancreas even heart as well as other sources. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in 45 days. I had my gallbladder removed and a gallstone taken out of my bile duct. Can this make my cycle stop?

I haven't had a period in 45 days. I had my gallbladder removed and a gallstone taken out of my bile duct. Can this make my cycle stop?

If no pregnancy risk: Any major stress — like having a cholecystectomy and stone retrieval — could impact your menstrual cycle. Do take a pregnancy test if there's any risk of pregnancy, though. Good luck. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed due to gallstones, after eating I get pain left ribs, under left chest muscle, even got some on left love handle today?

Gallbladder removed due to gallstones, after eating I get pain left ribs, under left chest muscle, even got some on left love handle today?

?poor diet: Gall stones are the result of poor diet in the first place and maybe that continues. Medical students are taught that gall stones represent " fair, fat and forty". It is very surprising to many that poor diet is responsible for poor health in millions and may be the single most important factor in the overall poor health in the U.S. ...Read more

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Will I need to get the whole gallbladder removed or just the gallstones?

Will I need to get the whole gallbladder removed or just the gallstones?

Your gallbladder : Needs to be removed, because it will form more stones. The disease is in the gallbladder itself, the stones are just manifestation of the disease. ...Read more

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I had gallstones & gallbladder removed two years ago, but I'm getting almost the same pains again above stomach and round to back and full up feeling.

I had gallstones & gallbladder removed two years ago, but I'm getting almost the same pains again above stomach and round to back and full up feeling.

Plz See GI Dr. : Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. ...Read more

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My absolute eosinophils is 800. What should I do now? I have sharp upper abdominal pain. I had my gallbladder removed pain feels like gallstones

Stone or ulcer: You could have passed a stone into the common bile duct which would cause similar symptoms. Ulcer disease or functional dyspepsia are possible. Not sure that eosinophil count is relevant. See your doctor or GI specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have gallstones do I need to get my gallbladder removed?

I have gallstones do I need to get my gallbladder removed?

Symptoms or polyp: If gallbladder polyp also present then a ccy should be considered. ...Read more

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I have gallstones do I need to get my gallbladder removed?

I have gallstones do I need to get my gallbladder removed?

Only if Symptoms: App. 80% of people with gallstones never develop symptoms and need not have their gallbladder removed. However, once attacks begin, the only way to prevent them from coming back is to remove the gallbladder. Of course, every operation involves a decision regarding the risks vs. Benefits; if the risks of surgery are too high, there are alternatives that may temporize matters. ...Read more

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If you have gallstones do you have to get your whole gallbladder removed?

If you have gallstones do you have to get your whole gallbladder removed?

If symptomatic. : The gallbladder is a gallstone "factory": if we just get rid of the stones and leave the gallbladder, new stones will form. Thankfully, most people have no change in their digestive function w/o the gallbladder. Btw-if you have stones found incidentally but have no symptoms, we do not recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gallstones after having their gallbladder removed?

NO: As gall bladder was removed, but some times only was drained the infection (cholecystostomy) then will show GB with stones. Retained stones may be present in the ducts. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have pain from gallstones after having your gallbladder removed?

Is it possible to have pain from gallstones after having your gallbladder removed?

? retained stone: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an ERCP may help. Ulcers, gastritis, constipation can also cause this type of pain. Pulled muscles, neuromas can cause pain. See your surgeon to evaluate ...Read more

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If you have gallstones how long can you go before having to get your gallbladder removed?

Perhaps a lifetime: Only 40% of individuals who have gallstones ever have symptoms which would require having to remove the gallbladder. The other 60% carry them to their graves. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done for gallstones besides having your gallbladder removed?

Is there anything that can be done for gallstones besides having your gallbladder removed?

Low-Fat Diet: Unfortunately, once symptoms develop, the best rx is to remove the gallbladder. We can use drugs or soundwaves to dissolve stones, but, unfortunately, they just come back. Switching to a low-fat diet can help some people avoid attacks, but this is not reliable. "Gallbladder flushes" are dangerous as stones can get stuck in the bile duct and block the liver and/or cause pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What happens when you have your gallbladder and your gallstones removed due 2 pancreatitis please?

What happens when you have your gallbladder and your gallstones removed due 2 pancreatitis please?

You will improve: Most likely your pancreatitis is caused by gall stones, and if source of your problem the gall stones, is taken out you will improve. It is one of the indication to remove the gall bladder and prevent dangerous pancreatitis, speak to your doctor and go for it. ...Read more

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If I have my gallbladder removed will I have problems later with gallstones again or do they just stop creating?

If I have my gallbladder removed will I have problems later with gallstones again or do they just stop creating?

Gone Forever!: The gallbladder is the gallstone factory--removing it will prevent gallstone formation. Once in a blue moon, stones can form in the bile ducts that connect the liver to the intestine. This is so rare that one need not be concerned. ...Read more

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I'm 32. This year I was diagnosed with gallstones, the largest is 2 cm. Gallbladder wall normal. Should I have my gallbladder removed?

I'm 32. This year I was diagnosed with gallstones, the largest is 2 cm. Gallbladder wall normal. Should I have my gallbladder removed?

Not yet: Many people have gallstones and have no symptoms, these people require no intervention. Others who have abdominal attacks that increase in frequency and intensity, will cause a more urgent evaluation by surgery. If pain is severe persistent or associated with fever surgery becomes more emergent. ...Read more

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Can one develop gallstones even after gallbladder removed? If so, how is it possible and why? If gallbladder is gone how can gallstones develop?

Stone: Despite having gallbladder removed, a small percentage of patients can still form stones within the bile duct. This is related to bile being concentrated. There are different types of stones, most common is cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can gallstones or having your gallbladder removed cause gastritis?

Can gallstones or having your gallbladder removed cause gastritis?

Gastritis is a rash: On the inside of the stomach. The stomach usually has a mucus barrier that protects it from the acid that is normally in the stomach. Many things can break down the mucus barrier and allow the acid to cause gastritis. Any stressful or painful condition can cause it. Alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and pain medicines can also cause it. Acid blockers for about 6 weeks will allow it to heal. ...Read more

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Feeling of something stuck in chest/back like a rock I was diagnosed with gallstones had gallbladder removed 2 yrs ago but now have that feeling again?

Pain: Could be anything from a stomach ulcer to esophageal spasms to new stones in your common bile canal so you should see your doctor and start with an u/s of your abdomen. ...Read more

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Am i at risk for cancer since I have gallstones & have to have gallbladder removed?

Am i at risk for cancer since I have gallstones & have to have gallbladder removed?

Low risk: The risk for developing cancer of the gall bladder or bile ducts is very rare. It is true that gallstones are a risk factor, but fewer than 10k people in the U.S. Get diagnosed with this cancer type each year. Most people with gallstones will never develop a gallbladder cancer.
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gallbladdercancer/detailedguide/gallbladder-risk-factors. ...Read more

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What is "sand" in the gallbladder? My friend recently had her gallbladder removed; the doc said she had gallstones & lots of sand in her gallbladder.

What is "sand" in the gallbladder?  My friend recently had her gallbladder removed; the doc said she had gallstones & lots of sand in her gallbladder.

Size of gallstones: The surgeon was giving a range of size of the stones. Some as small as a piece of sand, and others much larger. The smaller stones can be more dangerous than the bigger stones as the "sand" tends to travel easier and get stuck in the lower duct. The larger stones are sometimes too big to get out of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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I'm having a constant pain on my left side, wondering is it possible to have gallstones in my pancreas if I had my gallbladder removed last year?

Retained gallstones: Although it's always possible to have retained gallstones after gallbladder removal, it is unlikely that they would be in the pancreas. It is possible for them to be in the bile duct and for them to cause pancreatitis, although the pain is usually either in the midline or in the right upper quadrant if that occurs. Your pain now is probably not due to your gallbladder. See your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


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