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Old 06-11-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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Is gall bladder disease hereditary?

I have been experiencing constant nausea and right-side pain for about a month. Ultrasound is normal, yet from what I read it could be gall bladder. Anyway, my mom, sister & brother all had their gb's removed, so I wonder if it is hereditary. Thanks.

 
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Re: Is gall bladder disease hereditary?

that's what I was told by my gastro doc! my mom had it out when she was 40 and I sure enough just had mine out 4 days ago am 44 :-(
But thank god i done it. I have been putting this off for 10 YEARS.... i feel sooo much better now.... it came to the point where i had chest pain over memorial day weekend so bad i felt a truck was on my chest....

 
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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Re: Is gall bladder disease hereditary?

thanks!!! i have been having constant nausea, faitigue & pain so bad that i went to the er on monday, thinking it was a heart attack. i have had an ultrasound (normal), endoscopy (no results yet) and am scheduled for colonoscopy on tuesday. i hope something can be resolved, i want to feel better!

 
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thanks!!! i have been having constant nausea, faitigue & pain so bad that i went to the er on monday, thinking it was a heart attack. i have had an ultrasound (normal), endoscopy (no results yet) and am scheduled for colonoscopy on tuesday. i hope something can be resolved, i want to feel better!

did you have a HIDA Scan done yet of gallbladder thats usually a helpful tool.

Yup sounds like what i went thru for years but they saw big gallstones in mine. Colonoscopy? wow do you have pain in your upper right back too? my last episodes were so bad I felt like I had a heartattack! no matter what i ate i was in pain and was also constantly tired... I feel 150 % better after the surgery and trust me i was SOOOOOOOO scared like I said i had put this off for 10 yrs at least.... I wish i had done it years ago..... it was a piece of cake.... it's 4 days after my surgery and I am up and running around... actually a day after my surgery i already cleaned my house and stuff :-) but I take homeopathic stuff i took before surgery that reduces swelling and pain so I think that had a great part to do with my speedy recovery.... i wish you GOOD luck!!!!

 
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Re: Is gall bladder disease hereditary?

Yes, it can run in families. Does in mine.

 
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jamie - no HIDA scan yet, (i learned about that on this board) i'm going to ask about that next week. i should have been more clear, the colonoscopy is because i'm 51 and want to get it done before hubby's insurance changes in october. i hope you are still doing well and getting better!

 
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