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When should a person have their gallbladder out?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: After GB attack

Stones, no symptoms-generally leave it be stones, symptoms (pain, with nausea, vomiting, maybe dark urine, light stool, fever) confirmed to be abnormal gb (abnormal sono, hida, mrcp, ercp, etc)-surgery to prevent complications in future attacks (infected duct, pancreatitis, etc) big gb polyp, especially with stones -surgery, prevent gb cancer diabetic?- talk w/md abn gb wall on sono- maybe surg.

In brief: After GB attack

Stones, no symptoms-generally leave it be stones, symptoms (pain, with nausea, vomiting, maybe dark urine, light stool, fever) confirmed to be abnormal gb (abnormal sono, hida, mrcp, ercp, etc)-surgery to prevent complications in future attacks (infected duct, pancreatitis, etc) big gb polyp, especially with stones -surgery, prevent gb cancer diabetic?- talk w/md abn gb wall on sono- maybe surg.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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In brief: Symptoms

Symptomatic gallbladder conditions with upper abdominal discomfort, usually after eating, would be one reason for surgery.
Symptoms may also be upper abdominal gas pressure feelings. Gallstones may be one cause of these symptoms, and sometime biliary dyskinesia (low gallbladder function) is another cause of these symptoms. If there is no pain, nausea, or discomfort then no surgery is ne.

In brief: Symptoms

Symptomatic gallbladder conditions with upper abdominal discomfort, usually after eating, would be one reason for surgery.
Symptoms may also be upper abdominal gas pressure feelings. Gallstones may be one cause of these symptoms, and sometime biliary dyskinesia (low gallbladder function) is another cause of these symptoms. If there is no pain, nausea, or discomfort then no surgery is ne.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
If a person has known gallstones and is traveling somewhere remote, consideration for a cholecystectomy can be made to prevent a gall bladder attack
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