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Anybody have their gallbladder removed?

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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 03:40 PM
Anybody have their gallbladder removed?

I don't wanna.

OK so they say I need this done, but I have been reading on various forums complaints from people who have had this procedure, stating they feel worse now,

any advise from those in the know ?


Oh and is there a conspiracy here somewhere?

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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 03:45 PM
My girlfriend had hers out years ago due to a car crash.
She has developed a couple food issues (greasy stuff no longer agrees with her), but other than that, she hasn't mentioned any other problems. I'll aske her when I talk to her, and post if she has anything to add.

Good luck with it!

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 03:47 PM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

Hi, I had mine taken out about 2 years ago now. It was supposed to be done via keyhole surgery but they had to cut me open in the end which left me with a 12 inch scar! It's not bad though, I just tell the ladies it was from a shark attack and they lap it up!

Anyway, I have felt absolutely fine since the operation - sometimes when I eat a very rich, heavy meal such as a Chinese takeaway and follow it with a few beers I feel gloopy (sorry that's the best way to describe it) whilst my body tries to break down the excess food and drink. However, this only lasts for an hour or so.

I know a few other people who have had theirs taken out and none of them have any averse side effects.

A conspiracy theory? Well not too sure what the conspiracy cold be, apart from using it as an excuse to implant something - however, there are far easier ways than waiting years for someone to develop gall stones

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 03:51 PM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

my gallbladder went bad when i was 16 years old. it had no reason too, at that time i weighed 95 pounds so i was skinny which i had been all my life. i was not a drinker or smoker or did drugs or anything else. so for it to have went bad was terrible. the doctors for some reason didn’t take it out stating i was too young. i dealt with pain like you wouldn’t believe for years. finally a doctor told me it was about to rupture and took it out immediately. i haven’t had pain there since. i am thankful it is gone and was no problem at all. if they think you need it gone and its causing you severe pain the way mine did, get rid of it.

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 03:52 PM
I had the surgery once the pain was too much and too often - it was becoming dangerous when I was driving. I had the laparascopic version, healed faster than expected, and never had another problem - and I admit to not following the diet they said was necessary. So, for me, the surgery was a good choice. Good luck, and your smart to do your research. If you go through with it, make sure you do your due diligence on the surgeon as well - possibly the most important factor in the success of any needed operation.

As a side note, the only thing interesting about my gall bladder removal was a fight between labs, insurance companies and doctors for my actual gall bladder tissue, due to a my fight to confirm a diagnosis and get an expensive treatment. I won, it got tested by the lab my doctor wanted to use, and my diagnosis was able to be 100% verified, permitting the expensive treatment.

I noticed another post which said they could be very sluggish after a heavy meal for about an hour - in fairness of "full disclosure" I experience this occasionally, but have always connected it to other unrelated health challenges.

edit on 9/3/2011 by Open2Truth because: clarity mishap

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 03:56 PM
Just had a buddy get his removed. He was in severe pain for months before it got to that point. As long as anything isn't likely to rupture, you could hold off a while, seeing if you're in too much pain to function, like most eventually get that need theirs removed. That buddy also mentioned that while the doctors told him that he could go right back to eating the way he used to, he is finding that to be a bunch of horse ploppy.

The thing is that the gall bladder helps with breaking down fats. When you no longer have one, you get the schiltz. Some, like my buddy, are finding that certain foods do not taste the same, that certain seasonings cause pain when ingested, and things like that. But as far as food allergens are concerned, you can develope those later in life with or without any random surgery (As I did. Cannot use Corriander (rye bread, all colas, most curry mixes, things that use corriander as a colorant--all of which are things I ate and drank since I was a small kid.) .

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 03:56 PM
Possible complications
Bowel Movements?
An alternative?
edit on 3-9-2011 by CynicalDrivel because: Repeat, gave me an excuse to post other things

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 04:20 PM
Several years ago I had to have emergency gall bladder removal when I was 20 weeks pregnant. Due to the fact that I was pregnant, they had to do the "open" gall bladder surgery rather than laproscopic. I now have a lovely 10 inch scar on my abdomen.

Other than the pain before the surgery, the absolute worst part was the recovery. I think it's because a) it was "open" surgery , b) all during my recovery I had a baby in there pulling down on my abdomen and c) I took nothing for the pain because of my son.

As far as after has been 7 1/2 years and I have not had one problem with the exception of feeling a little "heavy" for a few minutes after eating fried foods or having a few beers. I would definately say it was worth it though because of the severity of the pain when I had attacks, but mainly because it had to be done or myself and my son both could have died.

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 04:25 PM
Hi Storm.

I had mine out several years ago with laproscopic surgery. three tiny incisions in my tummy.
I was in the hospital overnight and it was an easy recovery. I wanted to have it because I was having VERY uncomfortable GB attacks.
It was terrible.

Good luck to you!

Originally posted by Juggalette
I think it's because a) it was "open" surgery , b) all during my recovery I had a baby in there pulling down on my abdomen and c) I took nothing for the pain because of my son.

Oh, you poor thing!

I have had zero problems since the surgery.
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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 04:28 PM
I had mine out through microscopic way and there was nothing to it. Was back to work in 2 days. I feel a lot better and can eat what I want now and not hurt in my chest anymore. But, Mine was full of stones. it had 28 small marble sized stones in it. So, I really did hurt when I ate. Anyway, I would go for it if they can di it the microscopic way. The other way is BAD I have heard. You have to lay up 2-3 weeks if they have to cut all through your stomack and suck area to get it out. But, 98 % can do it Microscopic. Good Luck....

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 04:29 PM
I was supposed to have mine taken out many years ago, but I've been afraid to do it. So far so good.
I don't really have many problems and the doctor that suggested it was quite a quack!
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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 04:38 PM
Had mine removed many years ago and everything ws just fine. Be sure to discuss with your doctor what he/she intends to do if there is a problem when they get in as a precaution. There is always a small percentage of patients that the surgeon winds up having to do something called "hand assisted" laparoscopic surgery, and this is where they have to open up at least one of the smaller incisions to accommodate literally getting a hand inside to work the tools or something. Make sure you ask your surgeon how many times he/she has performed this procedure. If the answer is "I've always wanted to learn how to do it", then get another one. You have the right to ask for a specialist instead of a general surgeon and no doctor should be offended by you making such a request.

In short, you obviously have something that is causing you some problems, and the vast majority of patients are much better off, physically and otherwise after getting this done. For me, it was possibly a life saver and my quality of life is a million percent better.

Good luck. You will do fine.

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 04:44 PM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

unless you want to wait until your life is in peril from ignoring a situation you can address, you can always put it off and enjoy the pain later. gallbladder removal is very commonplace; not to trivialize it, but think of all the things you could be facing health-wise and maybe you'll see how lucky you are.

my wife had to had hers removed quickly. it was over-looked in diagnosis and she wound up in horrible pain later. this happens sometimes.

she no longer tolerates fast food (junk food) meals well. in other words, some foods don't linger very long in her system before she has to visit the bathroom. she is supposed to take care with what foods she eats but that is ignored. people do that all the time.

i understand you may be scared about a hospital visit. maybe if you visited a few Medical Websites you can see for yourself this minor surgery is done thousands of times a day across the country with a incredibly high success rate. i wish you the best in overcoming your fear.

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 04:53 PM
If you're keeping score, and I think you are, my experiences were most identical to Caji316's.

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 06:27 PM
This is your lucky day because I'm here to tell you this barbaric surgery can be avoided. Your gall bladder is there for a reason. It secretes gall fluid which is alkaline & this neutralises the partially digested food moving from your stomach that is acid. Removing the gall bladder will set you up for a lifetime of digestive problems as that acidic material will irritate your large intestine. There are other issue's as well but without going too far into it, there is a solution for you. This is a wake up call for you to take responsibility for your health in a far bigger way, & you can do a liver & gall bladder flush. I don't know if this link works, but try it as I found this book "The liver gall bladder miracle cleanse" as a free download. All you need is apple juice, olive oil & some dedication to internal cleansing.

I've done it & so has my partner, it works & for some reason people find it amazing that you could clean out your body. This is old medicine from a time before we were all indoctrinated to surrender our health responsibilities to the doctors. Good luck.

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 06:51 PM
i got mine removed in June this year, because of gall stones.
Normally you stay approx. 1 week in hospital.
The removal procedure wasn't a big thing. I feel absolutely o.k. now.
Only after eating fatty foods, now i got sometimes belly aches.
So mind a little what you eat after the procedure.

Here are some videos on Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal):
Gallbladder removal

@CarpenterMatt, sorry where is this barbaric surgery???.., i've got 3 really little cuts on my belly thats all.
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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 09:24 PM
Was supposed to. A holistic practitioner helped me avoid the surgery and fix it so I didn't have to.

posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 11:18 PM
Get rid of it, unless you love the agony, and want to hug and kiss the pain forever.
Had years of attacks finally got rid of the damn thing and never felt so good, eat anything now too.....
do it!

posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 01:26 AM
reply to post by D0MiNAT0R 1OOO

My gripe is with the conventional medical approach that completely disregards the wellbeing of their patients by ignoring a method that will not generate them any revenue. Cutting out body parts should be the last resort, & I'm not saying this will never need to be done, but if you had the opportunity to do a cleanse or have your gall bladder surgically removed I think many would try the first option. If the removal of the gall bladder had absolutely not effect on a persons long term wellbeing, then it could be argued it was the right approach, however for many people it is not the end of their health issues, but the beginning of a more complex one. Like I said, its there for a reason & once its chopped out there's not going back.

posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 08:04 AM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

If you can avoid it, then please do so, for the reason that our gallbladder actually has a very important function and we really shouldn't go without it if we don't have to, it could cause long-term health effects. Try the flush that CarpenterMatt suggested, I'm going to as well.

While my gallbladder was only partially removed as well as my pancreas (partially) after I nearly died from my appendix bursting and not realizing it until it was almost too late, then it was old years eve, and only one emergency surgeon on duty, which is stupid because that's a night that they need more on duty not less! Anyway, i eventually only went in the next day, and yea, there was a lot of damage, but the doctor did keep me nice and high while waiting my turn

I do have some issues with fatty foods, no rich food, and especially red meat (which is ok, cause I didn't like it to begin with), it makes me feel ugh! for want of a better word. So I've decided to just stop eating meat. I'm going to do the flushing thing, thanks CarpenterMatt for that tip

edit on 26-9-2011 by Pixie777 because: eta

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