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Do You Still Have Your Gall Bladder?



Do you still have your gall bladder?  

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  1. 1. Do you still have your gall bladder?

    • Yes, my gall bladder is healthy.
      231
    • Yes, but I may be having problems.
      49
    • No, I had it out before having surgery.
      170
    • No, I had it out after having surgery.
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I had mine out at the same time. Feeling so much better.

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Healthy gallbladder still intact and accounted for here. :scared2:

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Healthy gallbladder still intact and accounted for here. :scared2:

Nope!! Had mine taken out nearly 5 yrs ago after having issues off and on for about 4 yrs and none of the tests showing that the Gall Bladder was the issue... When it went, it went in grand fashion.. LOL I was at my companies holiday party on Friday night... started feeling sick on Sunday night.. called my parents Monday morning to come take me to the ER... my mom had to call my boss and tell him I was in the hospital and having surgery the next day.. he was like, "we just saw her Friday night at the party" LOL the surgeon came in after the surgery and told me that my gall bladder was gangrenous (sp?) and should have come out months ago... I told him, "I wasn't in this pain a few months ago" LOL the good thing is that my surgeon didn't have to remove it before he banded me... LOL

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I'm scheduled to have my gallbladder removed and a hiatal hernia repaired 10/23. Been having pain for the past 2 months or so. Ultrasound shows stones. About 18 years ago I had problems with my GB but tests never showed any stones. After I lost some weight I stopped having problems with it until now.

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Guess i get to join the club. have been having problems since summer9 And befpre ) I get my gall bladder out 1 year post banding, 12/21/09. I struggle to find things I can eat and either belch, fart, or have diarhea (yecch) .

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Back in the Phen Phen Diet pill days 1997 or so I lost 45 pounds and developed gall bladder problems. Dr. said when you lose fast it can happen. Was banded 2-9-10 and had large hiatal hernia repaired also. Feeling great and no issues so far. Best of luck to all Feb bandsters!!!

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I still have mine! My doctor has me on meds for 6 months to avoid gall stones/any other gall bladder issues.

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I have a 40 year history of overweight and dieting. Never had any diagnosed gall bladder issues. I was banded 7/22/09 and have lost nearly 100 pounds.

On 4/6/10 I was at a meeting of our fire board and I started to feel ill. As the secretary of the board, I tried powering through the pain. Three times I had the fire chief (and an EMT) assist me in my office. During my third recess I told the Chief that I needed to go to the hospital. (Unfortunately my dh was out of town.) The Chief called 911 and initiated a call-out. Approx a dozen members responded (who wouldn't respond to a medical call at the fire station?). The town ambulance finally came and I was carted off to the hospital 25 miles away. When the ER doc did a quick ultra-sound, the smart-ass said "It's a girl!!!". Gallstones was the diagnosis. My ultimate surgeon happened to be finishing up in the OR but on seeing my scans, he determined it wasn't an emergency and I could wait.

Our Asst Fire Chief and EMS Captain were with me in the ER so they drove me home. I was able to get an appt on Wednesday with the surgeon; my dh got home right after that appt; I got scheduled for surgery on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

One attack was enough for me. Living as far from doctors as I do, I didn't want another attack.

I'm glad the gb is gone and haven't seemed to have any issues since.

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Had my gall bladder removed on March 10, 2013

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