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Tue Aug 21, 2018, 08:18 PM

Anyone have their gallbladder removed or have gallbladder problems?

My girlfriend has a stone at the neck of her gallbladder. It was causing her pain and the hospital confirmed it was a gallstone and prescribed her an anti inflammatory and pain meds. They recommended a surgeon to take her gallbladder out but she doesnt want to get it removed if there's a viable second option like meds that dissolve the stones.

Anyone have any advice?

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Reply Anyone have their gallbladder removed or have gallbladder problems? (Original post)
shogun Aug 2018 OP
Red Bull Aug 2018 #1
Grumpy Pickle Aug 2018 #2
His Daughter Aug 2018 #3
Meowmenow Aug 2018 #4
shogun Aug 2018 #5
Boadicea Aug 2018 #8
Currentsitguy Aug 2018 #6
shogun Aug 2018 #7

Response to shogun (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 08:30 PM

1. Had problems for 30 years

Then I found out what was causing the attacks and stayed away from it and have not had an attack in 10 years.

Friend of mine was a Mormon and had a family remedy that worked. It shocked his Dr that it passed the stones. I wish I could remember the concoction he made up.

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Response to shogun (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 08:31 PM

2. My Aunt used to have them....she swore by epsom salts to relieve the pain spasms

Magnesium is a muscle relaxer and apparently a teaspoon of the salts in a glass of warm water would relax the bile duct enough to relieve the pain.

Might be worth a try.

It also helps not to eat anything like fried food, cream, anything oily for a few days.

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Response to shogun (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 08:47 PM

3. Have it taken out

A blocked duct that leads to an infection is life threatening and takes a month or more to recover in many cases. A simple removal is much shorter and not life threatening. Find a surgeon you are comfortable with once the acute phase passes.




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Response to shogun (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 09:17 PM

4. Get rid of it, it is not vital at all.

 

Had mine out a while ago. Had a small complication and I was still horseback and partying 2 weeks later.

It may even be an outpatient surgery by now, I think I did 3 days back then and I went in through the ER during a rather rough attack.

I continued eat all the same things I ever did, no problems whatsoever with digestion.

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Response to shogun (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 11:11 PM

5. Thanks for everyone's advice

I had a coworker almost die from an inflamed, infected gallbladder. It seems like a simple quick procedure nowadays with low risks.

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Response to shogun (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:54 PM

8. Its outpt surgery

My sis had hers taken out ten years ago. No problems.

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Response to shogun (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 09:30 AM

6. Research the hell out of the surgeon

The father of a close friend of mine went in to have his removed. The incompetent surgeon nicked his colon and didn't even notice. He went septic a few days later and has now spent 8 months with an ileostomy.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 11:02 AM

7. Wow that sucks

Unfortunately surgeons are human and make mistakes and I'll definitely take your advice!

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