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Im 23 and have gallstones what can I do?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Discuss with yourMD

Yeah that's young, but not unheard of; risk factors? Been pregnant, birth control pills, yo-yo diets, family history, GI diseases, etc.
Assuming you aren't diabetic (it gets more complicated for them) you have stones and no symptoms, then you may go your whole life without a problem. Remove gb if pass stone, certain other gb changes, polyps, etc. See your doc, discuss your specifics.

In brief: Discuss with yourMD

Yeah that's young, but not unheard of; risk factors? Been pregnant, birth control pills, yo-yo diets, family history, GI diseases, etc.
Assuming you aren't diabetic (it gets more complicated for them) you have stones and no symptoms, then you may go your whole life without a problem. Remove gb if pass stone, certain other gb changes, polyps, etc. See your doc, discuss your specifics.
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Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Depends

It depends on weather or not you are having symptoms.
If you are having symptoms like crampy pain in right upper abdominal area after a fatty meal , you probably need your gall bladder out.

In brief: Depends

It depends on weather or not you are having symptoms.
If you are having symptoms like crampy pain in right upper abdominal area after a fatty meal , you probably need your gall bladder out.
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