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Old 04-28-2006, 07:51 PM   #1
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has ne1 in here had gallstones or gallbladder disease at the age of 18? coz the doctor thinks i have it i'm having a gastroscopy in a few days i am so scared i h8 **** like this

 
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: just a question

i'm new here by the ways so hi ppls i'm mel

 
Old 04-28-2006, 08:30 PM   #3
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Re: just a question

It's not common for people so young to have gallbladder problems, but it's certainly not unheard of either. I had mine out just after I turned 24. Being overweight or having recently lost a lot of weight increases your risk.

Has your doctor done any other tests? Usually gallbladder problems are diagnosed with an ultrasound and/or a HIDA scan. The ultrasound is painless, and the HIDA scan isn't too bad either, although they do have to put in an IV. A gastroscopy generally can't diagnose gallbladder problems, but it can be very helpful in ruling out other problems (gastritis, ulcers, acid reflux...).

Try not to worry about the gastroscopy. It's really no big deal, because they knock you out for it. The worst part is getting the IV put in. But that's really no worse than getting blood drawn. Just a needle-stick. They will probably have you change into a hospital gown as well. Then they take you in and put in the medication, and you're out like a light. I don't remember a thing. I did have a sore throat for the next day, but other than that I was fine. Went home and took a nice long nap.

 
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I had mine out at 18. I also have a few friends that did as well.

 
Old 04-29-2006, 07:23 AM   #5
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Re: just a question

I know someone who had hers out at 15. Not all that unusual considering the high fat diet most kids (and adults!) are on.

 
Old 05-01-2006, 07:49 PM   #6
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no i havnt had ne tests done b4 this just blood tests but they came back with low calcium and thyroid problems but yer i didnt think u could have it so young its wierd **** 1 day left lol omg i am like freaking out lolz but yer all good cant wait till its over baiiz thnx 4 replying guys and girls cyas

 
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