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Total bilirubin should go lower after gall bladder is removed?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Not necessarily

Gallbladder disease will only cause jaundice if a gallstone has exited the gallbladder and is blocking the outflow of the liver (common bile duct stone).
This can be managed surgically, or, more commonly, by endoscopic removal (ercp). A very common cause of jaundice is gilbert's disease, which is harmless; one tends to get jaundiced with any stress, including surgery or acute inflammation.A.

In brief: Not necessarily

Gallbladder disease will only cause jaundice if a gallstone has exited the gallbladder and is blocking the outflow of the liver (common bile duct stone).
This can be managed surgically, or, more commonly, by endoscopic removal (ercp). A very common cause of jaundice is gilbert's disease, which is harmless; one tends to get jaundiced with any stress, including surgery or acute inflammation.A.
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