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08/30/2011 04:55 PM

Cholecystitis and gallbladder problems


After much careful thought I am going to get gallbladder removed. I have had pancreatitis (not right now) it has subsided for now. I have had gallbladder attacks and they are awful. I thought that the pain would go away but it didn't. Now the pain is sitting right under my right rib cage with a dull intermittent ache in gallbladder area. My attacks started with pancreatitis and shooting pains on my right side which radiated all over it seemed. Soreness and tenderness were always there. I really thought that diet modification would resolve gallbladder problem but it hasn't. My gallbladder simply isnt functioning properly due to gallstones within it. I get sporadic gallbladder pains. I've been informed that gallbladder surgery could change my digestive life forever. Some people experience problems after surgery like diarrhea. I am afraid of general anesthesia. But I want my digestive life to change forever. My digestive life has been nothing but nausea, vomitting, indigestion, gall bladder attacks and gallbladder pain. For me, although i wanted to avoid surgery if possible, I think surgery will help me. I can't wait for more gallbladder attacks. I feel good at times, but still experience gallbladder pain daily. I just think it's wise to get gallbladder removed for me personally. Infections and inflammation seems to get worse. So I can learn to live without my gallbladder.

I am afraid of general anesthesia but I know I'll be carefully monitored during surgery. Does anyone else have daily gallbladder pain?

I am scheduled for surgery next month.


08/31/2011 05:20 PM
ZadieBluePosts: 4547
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The pancreatitis might be due to your gallbladder and / or stones. Glad you've decided on surgery! The surgery happens in a flash. Keep us updated!


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