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What is the normal life expectancy after gallbladder removal?

What is the normal life expectancy after gallbladder removal?

Normal: Life expectancy would be a full normal life after gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Gallbladder removal reduces life expectancy?

Gallbladder removal reduces life expectancy?

No: There is no such evidence in general. In a specific case like a liver cancer or bile duct cancer, the patient may succumb to the illness quickly, because they can be that aggressive. Removal of the gb for stone disease has no effect on life expectancy. ...Read more

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Had troubles with gallbladder since 13, when flushing the bile feel better temporarily, will the removal surgery help?Or that means diet for life?

Had troubles with gallbladder since 13, when flushing the bile feel better temporarily, will the removal surgery help?Or that means diet for life?

Maybe: I'm not sure what you mean by "flushing the bile", but if you are convinced your pain is due to the gall bladder, then taking it out should make you feel better. There are risks to surgery, however, so the decision takes a lot if thought. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removal ? Do we have side effects life long if we eat fatty foods ?

After gallbladder removal ? Do we have side effects life long if we eat fatty foods ?

No. : Hi, in the first few weeks after a gall bladder removal a few pts may get some diarrhea but this resolves soon. Over time most patients who have had their gall bladder removed for the appropriate reasons have no trouble whatsoever and lead a normal life. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

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What am I suppose to eat after the removal of my gallbladder?

What am I suppose to eat after the removal of my gallbladder?

No restrictions: Most people tolerate a regular diet soon after gallbladder surgery, while some may develop diarrhea. If diarrhea occurs, it is generally advised to follow a low-fat diet. ...Read more

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My gallbladder eject fraction is 4.9. Is removal recommended? 28 year old physically fit no other health issues

My gallbladder eject fraction is 4.9. Is removal recommended?  28 year old physically fit no other health issues

It Depends: A small subset of people have gallbladder dysfunction in the absence of gallstones, called chronic acalculous cholecystitis. The symptoms are identical to those caused by stones--biliary colic. The diagnosis is established by a reduced gallbladder ejection fraction, as measured by a cck-hida scan. However, this test has a 25% false-positive rate, meaning we cannot rely on this test alone. ...Read more

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What if any of my results are positive and what would need to be done after, and how urgent would it need to be done, removal of gallbladder etc. ?

What if any of my results are positive and what would need to be done  after, and how urgent would it need to be done, removal of gallbladder etc. ?

Depends: need to specify which results are positive. How urgent it needs to be done usually depends on if you're running fevers, how bad is your pain, and what the blood work shows. ...Read more

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What is a gallbladder removal like?

What is a gallbladder removal like?

Usually: A fairly minor outpatient surgical procedure under general anesthsis. Usually done all laparoscopic now with 1-4 small incisions. Usually go home same day of surgery, mild discomfort for a few days, no heavy work for 2-4 weeks. Eat smaller light foods early after surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


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