Re: swallowing and gallstones..please read
Does it need to come out? Only if you want to avoid emergency surgery when the thing ruptures. Seriously, with a proven stone and that low an ejection rate, it needs to go ASAP. Undoutedly it will be very diseased. And as long as you can have it out laproscopically, you need to do it. Don't wait till they have to do it the old fashioned way....And everyone has different symptoms...one friend only had severe nausea, never any pain and they thought it was some sort of stomach flu. If they've ruled out acid reflux, GERD and other esophageal issues, then those symptoms could be all you ever get with the GB. Good luck.