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When to remove gallbladder?

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  • Posted By: HuntChild
  • October 14, 2013
  • 08:55 PM

I am an 18 year old female. Within the past 4 months I began having regular GI problems and finally made an appointment with my GI doctor. He ordered a full workup including blood work, an ultrasound, and a colonoscopy. The radiologist pointed out that I clearly have polyps in my gallbladder, but couldn't see any gallstones. I have my colonoscopy this Friday (10/18) to rule out any other causes of my symptoms. Those symptoms include: severe diarrhea, nausea, cramping, abdominal bloating, pain under my right shoulder blade and through my chest, and headaches. Are these enough symptoms to justify having my gallbladder removed? If not, what treatments are there for these polyps? Thanks!

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  • I actually had gallbladder disease with my symptoms being pain between by shoulder blades, severe pain in my tummy and an ultrasound confirmed that I had gallstones, which are not the same as polyps. Listen to your DR. I had my pain for about a year before the sever cramping started and I had no choice but to get it removed.
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    • November 18, 2013
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