Gallbladder removal

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/5/2009 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor has recommended I have my gallbladder removed.  I've had pain off and on for two years.  Thought maybe it was an ulcer.  Had a tummy scope.  Showed 4 polyps and mild irritation, then had an ultrasound which indicated two gallstones.
Having read many of the posts on this site on the many possibly terrible after effects of gall bladder surgery I'm wondering if I should run for hills and avoid the surgery at all costs!
Thanks for any advice!
signed Angie who is afraid to give up any valuable parts!

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 8/5/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   

In my opinion get a second opinion it never hurts and make sure that second opinion is a Gastrologist. Then you can weigh your options as to what you want to do. What comes to mind
is a CT scan see if your insurance covers such. I had one done when they suspected Gall bladder on me and the scan showed that it was working quite fine.
Gallbladder pain is nothing to fool with but neither is your health.


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   Posted 9/15/2009 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Try Quit eating Wheat & Gluten , Diary First and see if pain subsides?
I myself had very severe pain and had my gallbladder removed and
still had the pain . Try Gas-X thin strips under tongue if pain subsides you
know its Gas! . I also had spasms that were painful and take cal-mag before
bedtime to helped those. They also told me I had gallstones , but 10.000 dollars
later I still had the pain. Your gallbladder helps your body break down Fats so be
sure to get a second opinion. I got out of pain when I Quit Wheat & Gluten. and

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   Posted 9/22/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my gall bladder removed 7 months ago and I am having constant diarrhea. The doctor put me on cholestyramine.  It helps some, but not all the way better. I think if I had it to do all over again I would have still had my gall bladder removed.  I have just became a member and I have been reading some stuff on here about taking calcium and viatmin d to help with the diarrhea. I was thinking about trying this, can anyone give me any pointers.

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   Posted 10/29/2009 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I strongly suggest that you should take a second opinion and if that comes out as same as the first then you have no choice but to have a surgery. I am not a medical expert but I think that it was the best.

If you will not have a surgery there is a very big possibility that you will suffer again all the pains that you felt when it was your first time to notice the symptoms and the worst thing is your situation could get more worse.

If you really don't want to have a surgery better ask your doctor about the things that you have to do to avoid the pain but if he insist that you should undergo surgery, better follow him. Of course, he is the doctor so he knows the best for you.

I hope that my suggestion can help and I hope for your full recovery.


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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 11/4/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   

I've had IBS-D for over 27 years. Very bad!!!! But a couple of months ago while reading posts, I found one stating that they tried Caltrate. So, I started taking it and I have improved. So, try Caltrate for bone and colon health 600+D plus minerals calcium supplement. It's a chewable tablet. Then I found out the probiotics are helpful, also. I am now taking Acidolphilus pills. Either pill, has done wonders for me.

I wish you good health.

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