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I was told 3 years ago that I needed my gallbladder removed soon. I still haven't had it removed but I need to know how long I can go before danger.

I was told 3 years ago that I needed my gallbladder removed soon. I still haven't had it removed but I need to know how long I can go before danger.

Having Attcks??????: If you are asymptomatic and not having bouts of cholecystitis then leave it alone.
Just because cholelithiasis (stones) doesn't mean you need to have a cholecystectomy, unless you are diabetic ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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What's the dangers of having gallbladder removed and liver biopsy if I have PFO and intra atrial septal anuerysm?

What's the dangers of having gallbladder removed and liver biopsy if I have PFO and intra atrial septal anuerysm?

Air in intravenous: You are having a gallbladder removal and liver biopsy. You have a patent foramen ovale (pfo). You biggest risk for the pfo during surgery is an air embolism traveling from the right side to the left side of the body. Talk to your anasthesiologist. He/she will take extra precautions to prevent this. Care also when insufflating the abdomen. ...Read more

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What are the dangerous chemicals in synthetic weed? Can they cause gallbladder problems?

What are the dangerous chemicals in synthetic weed? Can they cause gallbladder problems?

Caution: Synthetic weed (SPICE) has lead to multiple deaths and should be avoided. The exact composition varies from dealer to dealer.
Here is a good reference: <a href="http://drug. Addictionblog. Org/does-synthetic-weed-cause-death/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://drug. Addictionblog. Org/does-synthetic-weed-cause-death/</a>
No relation to GB Disease ...Read more

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Can your gallbladder stop working & is it dangerous?

Can your gallbladder stop working & is it dangerous?

Sort of.: The gallbladder's function is to store bile made by the liver and eject it into the intestinal tract to help your body absorb fat. If the gallbladder is full of stones or functions incorrectly, this storage function is lost; the body learns to compensate. The main issue is if this "dysfunction" causes pain--it is then when we recommend intervention--gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have surgery to remove my gallbladder?

Not if you don't: Have any other medical condition that might affect your anesthetic risk. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is not a dangerous operation. If your doctor recommends it, it is because its potential benefits outweigh its potential risks. Go for it. ...Read more

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What are the most dangerous side effects of having the gallbladder removed?

What are the most dangerous side effects of having the gallbladder removed?

Really nothing: If your operation goes well. And laparoscopic cholecystectomy almost always go well, with discharge same day or following day. You will have minimal incisional pain for a few days. A small percentage of patients will have colicky pain for a few weeks, but these go away too as your body adjusts. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means when a person has a calcified gallbladder? Is it dangerous?

Please explain what it means when a person has a calcified gallbladder? Is it dangerous?

Possibly: A porcelain gallbladder is the calcification of the gallbladder. The exact cause is not clear. It is a variant of chronic cholecystitis. Inflammation causes the gallblader to thicken and calcium builds up within the wall of the gallbladder. Porcelain gallbladder is
associated with gallbladder cancer. Treatment is to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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My father has a stone in the gallbladder according to some reports...Is iit dangerous?

My father has a stone in the gallbladder according to some reports...Is iit dangerous?

Very common.: Stones in gallbladder are very common. They may or may not cause pain or discomfort. If they are very symptomatic they may be removed. Sometimes they can obstruct and cause infection - they are fairly serious then. ...Read more

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What do they use to close up after gallbladder removal with stones liproscpoically. And is it dangerous or should it be removed need information help?

What do they use to close up after gallbladder removal with stones liproscpoically. And is it dangerous or should it be removed need information help?

Gallbladder surgery: The gallbladder is usually removed laparoscopically if possible. The small incisons or "port sites" are closed with sutures as necessary.
Just removing the stones is ineffective because the gallbladder will form new ones. ...Read more

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Is scar tissue from a gallbladder removal via laparoscopy dangerous at all? Should I leave it like this?

Is scar tissue from a gallbladder removal via laparoscopy dangerous at all? Should I leave it like this?

Adhesions,: This scar tissue to which you refer, called "adhesions", will always occur after surgery - part of the post-operative healing process. At times, they can cause obstruction of the intestines which may require hospitalization or even more surgical management, but there's nothing we can do preemptively to not make that happen. Thankfully this is not the norm. ...Read more

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Can person be born without gallbladder? 48 yr old f had 2 CT scans say I have no g/b found cyst on adrenal gland is this dangerous

Can person be born without gallbladder? 48 yr old f had 2 CT scans say I have no g/b found cyst on adrenal gland is this dangerous

Yes and probably no.: About. 09 percent of adults seem to have congenital absence of the gallbladder. Very important that this is known if you are evaluated for abdominal pain since not seeing the gallbladder can mean a scarred inflamed gb requiring removal. If the gb is absent and the surgeon doesn't know there can be severe damage done to the bile ducts during laparoscopic surgery for gb removal. ...Read more

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Pain upper right abdomen, bloated, belching. Worried about gallbladder? Soonest dr appt is 3 months away. Can gallbladder pain wait or is it dangerous

Pain upper right abdomen, bloated, belching. Worried about gallbladder? Soonest dr appt is 3 months away. Can gallbladder pain wait or is it dangerous

Biliary colic: Agree it sounds like gall stones and if they are symptomatic you need to see a MD ASAP. 3 mo is too long so demand a semi-urgent Appt, or find another MD, If it gets markedly worse go to the ER. Ultrasound is the definitive test ...Read more

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Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.

Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.

Gall bladder pain is: Usually associated with eating fatty foods. U may B having " gas pains ". If constipated, the bowls R moving stool along, and if there's a gas bubble, the peristalsis pushes the air around the hard stool. This causes increased pressure or stretching of the colon wall. The body has great pressure sensors, & this increase hurts as the air bubble is pushed by, deep breath adds 2incrs press & it's pnfl ...Read more

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I got a stent install in biliary canal after gallbladder removal, I want to be asleep for my ERCP to remove it but it can take up 60 days. Dangerous?

I got a stent install in biliary canal after gallbladder removal, I want to be asleep for my ERCP to remove it but it can take up 60 days. Dangerous?

Straightforward: Don't worry. While any procedure can have complications, this one is low risk (not zero...). I would be more worried about the reason the stent is there, and whether or not a stricture (narrowing from scar) will develop afterwards. You may want to ask that. I'm sure they will give you adequate sedation for the procedure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to leave gall bladder attacks untreated?

Is it dangerous to leave gall bladder attacks untreated?

Yes: You can get acute infections, gangrene, or even perforation of gallbladder with peritonitis. If left long enough, it can form fistulas to adjacent organs. Stones can travel into common duct and you can get jaundice, pancreatitis, or cholangitis, and these are serious conditions. ...Read more

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Polyp in gall bladder 10mm. What do u suggest how it is dangerous?

Polyp in gall bladder 10mm. What do u suggest how it is dangerous?

GB polyp: GB polyps greater 1cm in diameter, suggest GB removal. ...Read more

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How dangerous is gall bladder removal?

How dangerous is gall bladder removal?

Very safe: With advanced skill and instruments, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is an outpatient same day surgery with recovery from days to a week or two. ...Read more

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Is gall bladder inflammation dangerous?

Is gall bladder inflammation dangerous?

Potentially: Sometimes gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis) can progress to gangrene of the gallbladder. This can be toxic to your body and even result in death. Fortunately, the treatment of of antibiotics and removal of the gallbladder is readily available. ...Read more

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I had a laproscopic surgery for gall bladder stones&now my bilirubin level is12.I went for scan, its result is mild hepatomegaly, is it dangerous?

I had a laproscopic surgery for gall bladder stones&now my bilirubin level is12.I went for scan, its result is mild hepatomegaly, is it dangerous?

Possibly: If you just had the surgery or recently it could be that they cut your bile duct, occluded your bile duct, or you have a leak from the liver. A ct scan will show fluid collections to determine if possible leak. You need to look at indirect bilirubin to know if it is obstruction. I would rule those out first and if negative the liver needs to be evaluated maybe biopsy, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Don't I need my gallbladder?

Don't I need my gallbladder?

No.: Since the gallbladder's function is mainly one of storage, it is not a necessary organ. Your life will go on normally without your gallbladder. ...Read more

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How heavy is the gallbladder?

See below: A normal gallbladder is about 3 to 4 inches long and about 1.5 to 2 inches wide. Normal capacity is up to 100 cc of bile so it is very light in weight. ...Read more

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Where does the gallbladder hurt?

Where does the gallbladder hurt?

Typically people: Feel pain in the right upper quadrant area of the stomach which can radiate to the back or flank and sometimes also in the mid-upper stomach or epigastric area. That is the classic distribution, sometimes people can feel a band-like pain across the upper abdomen. See a surgeon to be fully evaluated, which might include an ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read more

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What side is the gallbladder on?

What side is the gallbladder on?

Right: The gallbladder lies underneath the liver and is usually on the right side. Since the liver can have anomalies to it, the gb can lie more in the midline in some patients, making symptoms of gb disease overlap with symptoms of heartburn. ...Read more

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What causes gallbladder attacks?

What causes gallbladder attacks?

Short answer: Is: gallstones cause gallbladder attacks. Usually, a stone, which the gallbladder forms, gets stuck at its neck and causes a blockage against bile emptying. The neck is where the gallbladder narrows down to form the cystic duct, which in turn joins the common duct. When the gallbladder contracts against the obstruction caused by stone in the neck, it causes pain, which is the attack. ...Read more

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Is a gallbladder ok only at 53%?

Ans: Depend what symptoms you are experiencing. If you feel great then be sure to eT correct avoid fatty greasy foods etc. If you have discomfort go see your doctor ...Read more

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What is a restricted gallbladder?

Constricted?: There is no term "restricted" that I have heard of in 30 years, but there is "constricted", which means the gallbladder is very small, due to increased muscle activity in the wall of the gallbladder. Could be a normal finding, depends on whether you have had a fatty meal before the ultrasound that detected it. If you have symptoms with pain in the abdomen, additional testing is needed. ...Read more

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Can you live without gallbladder?

Can you live without gallbladder?

Yes.: While the gallbladder does have some physiologic function, it is not a critical organ. Most people don't notice much difference after it is removed. The body tends to compensate well after it is removed. Of the small percentage of people that do notice any change, the consequence is usually some diarrhea with certain fatty food intake. ...Read more

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What is a constricted gallbladder?

What is a constricted gallbladder?

Contracted?: Contracted gallbladders are small on imaging (ultrasound or ct). Can be normal if the gallbladder recently emptied. It can be seen usually in older patients who have diseased gallbladders that have just scarred down over time. If the gallbladder does not empty with stimulation during a hida scan, the term biliary dyskinesia is used. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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