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I'm 23, will i be able to live til i'm an old lady with my multiple small gallstones without ever needing surgery, if they don't cause me pain now?

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Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology

In brief: Not necessarily

You may never have symptoms but they may eventually cause problems.

In brief: Not necessarily

You may never have symptoms but they may eventually cause problems.
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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
We generally only recommend that you follow a low fat low cholesterol diet If you become symptomatic you will need to be evaluated
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Possibly

Gallstones alone may not be a cause for an operation but if they cause symptoms (pain, food intolerance, etc), it becomes much more likely.
If you had a reason to find out you have gallstones, chances are you've had symptoms.

In brief: Possibly

Gallstones alone may not be a cause for an operation but if they cause symptoms (pain, food intolerance, etc), it becomes much more likely.
If you had a reason to find out you have gallstones, chances are you've had symptoms.
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