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I was just I formed that most people who have the bypass end up having their gall bladder removed. Is this true?

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My surgeon said that only about 20% of people undergoing bariatric surgery will have gall bladder problems requiring removal.

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Yep, mine said 20% too. He checked mine during surgery, nothing gritty in there - if there was he might’ve removed it, but mine was a keeper.

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That's good news😀 I was just concerned. I just wanna know all the could happen now. Lol

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My surgeon puts everyone that still has a gallbladder on Actigall for 6 months post-op which is supposed to prevent gall stones. You may want to check into it?

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Developing gallstones after rapid weight loss is common. I was having some intense cramping that wrapped around my ribs for a few months. I wrote it off to a muscle spasm due to anxiety. Part of my pre-op testing was an ultrasound of the liver and gallbladder. My gallbladder was full of stones. My surgeon removed it when he did my bypass almost one week ago. I do know a couple dozen people who have had to have theirs removed post-op due to developing gallstones.


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When I was ready for surgery my Dr. did a ultrasound and it showed my gallbladder full of stones so he took it out. I’m thankful he did it then rather than another surgery latter.


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3 minutes ago, BRAY said:

When I was ready for surgery my Dr. did a ultrasound and it showed my gallbladder full of stones so he took it out. I’m thankful he did it then rather than another surgery latter.

Did they not see the stones during your Endoscopy? Or did you not have one?

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