Re: Gallbladder polyps found -- should I take it out?
I had mine out due to gallstones 6 years ago. No problems since. The problem with the polyps is mainly that they can become painful. When we ingest fat, the gb produces bile to digest the fat and spews it into the digestive tract by contracting. The contracting onto gallstones or polyps is what causes the pain. Since stones are spiney, they hurt much more - the polyps not so much. And they both can damage the gb -- scratching it, etc - when it constricts.
Now, gb cancer is rare but the polyps could lead to it. I think waiting 6 months then doing an ultrasound to see if there is any change would be OK. If anything has changed, I'd jerk it out right then. And of course, try to eat low fat in the meantime and track any changes in bowel movements, etc.
As for the bad breath, I doubt it's related. I don't know of anyone who's had theirs out that has complained of that. Usually, if you don't eat fat free for the first few weeks afterwards you can have diarhhea, etc but never heard anything on bad breath.
Hope things turn out OK...come back here any time...