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Why Do People Have Their Gallbladder Removed
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
Removal Gall Bladder: I dont know why you want your gall bladder removed because you are sixty.There are certain medical indication for removal of gall bladder.You have to have symtomatic gall stones, or non functioning gall bladder due to other reasons, tumors, cancer etc.I f you do not have disease of the gall bladder you do not need to have gall bladder removed.Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asleep: One would be asleep under anesthesia & feel nothing during gallbladder surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is the most common way gallbladder surgery is performed now. After surgery there would be mild discomfort ecpected for a few days and then gradual return to normal within about 2 weeks. ...Read more
Usually minor things: Usual postoperative pain at the incisions may be experienced. Some people may feel worn out from the general anesthesia, have low appetite for a few days or some frequent stools. Anything more serious may warrant a call to your surgeon or accessing the 911 system. Some people feel great after surgery so there is quite a bit of variation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benefits v. Risks: Most people do very, very well after having their gallbladder removed. Like any operation, there are risks associated with the surgery, yet these are rare. App. 20% may develop diarrhea after surgery, especially with fatty foods; however, this usually resolves in time. More importantly, the pain from gallbladder attacks that prompted the need for surgery will never return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling better: The main reason for cholecystectomy is acute cholecystitis. When stones pass they produce pain and with an impacted stone in the bottom of the gallbladder it can impinge of the cystic artery and cause severe inflammation. Removal relieves symptoms. When done laparoscopically symptoms post op are minimal. ...Read more
Pain relief: is probably the biggest pro, and is what prompts most people to get their GB out in the first place. Depending on what is wrong with your gallbladder, other pros would be being able to tolerate more foods, less bloating/gas pain, improved bowel function, removal of polyps. There are risks as well, and you should consult with a surgeon to understand your specific case fully. Good luck. ...Read more
It depends: on your symptoms and findings on imaging. If you are having right upper quadrant abdominal pain after meals that seems to get better when you avoid spicy/greasy foods and you have an ultrasound showing gallstones, then you would probably benefit greatly. Sometimes there are findings on imaging alone, even without symptoms, that would prompt surgery. Consult with a surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
GOOD AND NOT TOO BAD: Depend if you were having gallbladder problem it feel like heaven because it is the end on a long suffering most people will eliminate pain they did not think it will ever go away the body will cpmpensate for the lack of the gallbladder and that could cause some people not to tolerate a specific food and could end up with loose stool after greasy food and creamy food otherwise ir is not too bad. ...Read more
The gall bladder: Makes and secretes bile, which aides in breaking down fatty acids. Some people have no problems eating any foods after their gall bladder is removed, as we have other mechanisms to help break down fats, but generally speaking, it is best to avoid fatty foods anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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