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When Is Surgery Needed On Gallbladder
Any symptom = OR: Gallstones without symptoms are watched at times. Once you start having symptoms, then 95% keep having symptoms or complications (infection, pancreas inflammation, or blockage of bile duct). Symptoms include pain in right upper or central abdomen after a meal, sometimes with nausea. ...Read more
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
Flushes R worthless: If you have symptomatic gallbladder disease, your best approach is a low fat diet until such time that surgical of the gallbladder can be arranged. "flushes" are useless and worthless. If you could "flush" the gallbladder and push stones into the bile ducts, it would be very harmful. So skip the olive oil and lemon juice , and see a capable general surgeon. Asymptomatic stones need no attention. ...Read more
Misinformed: There are not parts of a gallbladder to leave behind. It is one unit. Whole. It is not cut up and taken out by piecemeal. What prompts such an unusual question? ...Read more
Avoid fatty foods: Certain types of food are more likely to stimulate the gallbladder to contract, which can cause abdominal pain, usually following meals, in certain individuals with gallstones. Fatty foods are most likely to stimulate the gallbladder, so avoidance of fatty food is the best way to minimize gallstone pain. ...Read more
Unknown: I do not know if you mean gallstones or not. Many people can have gallstones their entire life with no problems & never need surgery. Once gallstones form they do not go away on their own or resolve with dietary changes or "gallbladder flush." once discomfort or pains occur from gallstones, then surgery becomes more likely needed. ...Read more
I recently found out that my gallbladder has sludge in it & is working 57%, is surgery in my future?
Scans show my gallbladder is only functioning at 19%. How long can I wait before immediate surgery is required?
Chances of this : Condition progressing to acute cholecystitis is small, but not zero. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder problem, such as post prandial pain, best solution is elective surgical cholecystectomy, before any emergency intervenes. Consult with your surgeon regarding optimal timing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Before having surgery, i was wondering if i'm able to reverse damage to my gallbladder and not have surgery done?
Gallbladder: There are no known ways to "reverse the damage" to the gallbladder that would require removal of the gallbladder. ...Read more
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