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What to do about my gall bladder?

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  • Posted By: Italia
  • January 12, 2007
  • 10:51 PM

I have a very distressing problem with my gallbladder. About 5 years ago, I started to feel very nauseated when ever I ate anything, and actually vomited a few times. I went to a specialist and I wound up having a specific gallbladder test done (Where they measure how much bile is being secreted, I can't remember what it's called) and found out that my gall bladder is only secreting 10% of the amount of bile that it should. The specialist said very quickly "It should come out." My mom disagreed so I just watched my diet and have delt with it for five years. My question is what is the risk of having a gall bladder that only secrets a small amount of the bile that it should- could it kill me? Will I suffer an attack? Will I develop stones? May I already have stones? (Keep in mind I am not overweight, I am 100 lbs on the dot). I still get very nauseous, very frequently, though I stick to a good diet. Also, should I just opt for surgery since he didn't detect stones? Is a gall bladder that only secrets 10% bad enough that I should risk surgery complications to have it out? Also, I am getting married and want to have children soon. Will my gall bladder get worse if I get pregnant? Should I avoid getting pregnant? Help, this has tortured me for 5 years!

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  • I would definitely get your gallbladder out and soon! Since it is working very little, it will only get worse. You can get a major infection in it, which could be serious. Not to mention, feeling ill all the time has to be miserable. I had my gallbladder out at 19 because I, too, failed the HIDA scan. I was so thankful I did. All the misery went away. It was a simple laproscopic surgery and was healed in a short time. Pregnancy will make it worse. Many gallbladders go bad normally in pregnant women and if your having problems already you'll definitely have problems. My suggestion is to get it out! Please let me know how you are doing. Praying that you feel better soon.God Bless.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 08:16 PM
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  • I would definitely get your gallbladder out and soon! Since it is working very little, it will only get worse. You can get a major infection in it, which could be serious. Not to mention, feeling ill all the time has to be miserable. I had my gallbladder out at 19 because I, too, failed the HIDA scan. I was so thankful I did. All the misery went away. It was a simple laproscopic surgery and was healed in a short time. Pregnancy will make it worse. Many gallbladders go bad normally in pregnant women and if your having problems already you'll definitely have problems. My suggestion is to get it out! Please let me know how you are doing. Praying that you feel better soon.God Bless.Don't extract your gallbladder- consult other specialists.The gallbladder stores the bile- the liver produces it.When one is sick, one is sick all over. Taking out the gallbladder is not going to bring you back to balance.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 09:14 PM
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  • To Unregistered User ~ The thing is, is that her gallbladder isn't working. Why keep an organ that isn't working and causing you major problems? Doesn't make sense to me. There are MANY people that no longer have their gall bladders and are doing great. The gall bladder isn't as important as you think. I'm not saying removing her gall bladder is going to solve all her problems. It will help though. I've been in her shoes. Just my opinion.God Bless.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 11:02 PM
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  • Unfortunatel, 95% of the gall bladder's that are removed are not neccessay. visit dr joe mercola's website and also buy the book NEVER BE SICK AGAIN by Raymond Francis. Read it from front to back.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
    • 09:45 PM
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  • I was wondering about your symptoms. I am also undiagnosed but have some of your symptoms. For the past week after I eat I feel very nauseated, heart palpitations, short of breath sometimes, and just really sick for a couple of hours. This feeling increases when it is fatty or greasy food. I had chick-fil-a sandwhich and had sudden onset of symptoms that made me feel really gross. Never any pain at all. Did you feel this also?
    Astone31280 6 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 06:48 PM
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  • Astone31280 wrote:I was wondering about your symptoms. I am also undiagnosed but have some of your symptoms. For the past week after I eat I feel very nauseated, heart palpitations, short of breath sometimes, and just really sick for a couple of hours. This feeling increases when it is fatty or greasy food. I had chick-fil-a sandwhich and had sudden onset of symptoms that made me feel really gross. Never any pain at all. Did you feel this also? -Yes, I've been getting the same thing, for about a week. Now I have chills, no pain or fever. i'm hoping it's a virus. I've had abdominal CAT scans and Xrays which show nothing, and my blood levels are normal. I;m thinking it's a stomache emptying thing I read about - emptys too fast. ANyway, let me know how you've progressed since your post - I would really appreciate it.Thanks,CBarrett cbsb22@comcast.net
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