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Re: gall bladder--NO SURGERY PLEASE!!!

Re: gall bladder--NO SURGERY PLEASE!!!

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Posted by keah on October 04, 2000 at 22:52:05:

In Reply to: gall bladder--NO SURGERY PLEASE!!! posted by Mrs Aaron on October 04, 2000 at 00:38:08:

: I found out I had gall bladder problems approx 6 mo. ago. I had a sonogram that came back normal but I still have the symptoms. In hindsight I've had it for years, usually at the end of pregnancy. I just thought it was hormones or something. Well my symptoms went away now they are getting worse. Any ideas out there? I used to take lecithin and alfalfa. Should I have surgery? I just looked at the digestive disorders board and everyone seems to have the same pain after surgery as before! Is it risky not to have surgery?

My experience was that they found quite a few gallstones. Surgery seemed the "easiest" and I was afraid that I would get hit with an emergency surgery from an attack anyway, so I had the laser surgery. I know the laser way is much better than the old style operations but it still was not a breeze for me! Since the gall bladder was removed, I have had most of the same symptoms plus I have a terrible problem with bowels - after eating certain foods and especially when eating in a restaurant, I have to get to the restroom
FAST! It is unpleasant, inconvenient, and sometimes VERY stressful. I would not have the surgery now - although I have heard that many others have no problems. There is another way medically that they treat to dissolve stones which takes a period of time but I would suggest to anyone who does not have an emergency. Although they say we don't need the gall bladder, I think it has a very useful function that we don't want to be without unless we have to! Like we don't need both arms, but it is best to have
them. My personal opinion is work with it, eat right, try alternatives like homeopathy or whatever before going to surgery. Good luck!


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