It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Gallbladder Message Board

  • Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

  • Post New Thread   Reply Reply
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 12-04-2017, 10:43 AM   #1
    Bigsky23
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Dec 2017
    Posts: 1
    Bigsky23 HB User
    Question Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

    I was recently diagnosed with acute cholecystitis, which I understand it to mean that my gallbladder isnít working. What precipitated this finding was some occasional bouts of severe stomach pains (gall attacks). For the past month and a half I altered my diet to be more gallbladder friendly and I havenít had any attacks or pain. My only symptom is mild bloating and loose stool. Iím struggling to find out why I should have the gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) when I am seemingly managing the issue. Are there other potential issues or complications I could encounter if I choose to leave my non-functioning gallbladder intact?

     
    Reply With Quote
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 12-04-2017, 04:37 PM   #2
    MSNik
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Sep 2006
    Location: USA
    Posts: 12,920
    MSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB User
    Re: Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

    Yes. It needs to come out asap....if you ignore a non functioning gallbaldder, it can rupture, and this is life threatening.

    I had mine out in April, had no stones and very little pain...but had thickening of the walls and via a CT scan, they found sludge in it. The surgeon told me when he removed it that it fell apart in his forceps dropping it into the specimen bowl. It was ready to rupture..

    You cant ignore this. The surgery is a piece of cake and recovery is very easy, as long as it doesn't rupture first.

    Get it out. You don't want the problems which are eventually going to happen.

    Good luck!
    __________________
    RRMS- dx 05

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-04-2017, 07:05 PM   #3
    Titchou
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: Birmingham, AL
    Posts: 19,966
    Titchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB User
    Re: Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

    And I agree. I had 2 friends who died from ruptured gbs and one who narrowly avoided it. This is nothing to ignore.Have it out and be done with it.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-06-2017, 09:30 AM   #4
    kelleybell
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: milwaukee, wi usa
    Posts: 33
    kelleybell HB User
    Re: Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

    I was in the same boat. Had horrible attacks starting last April, then the attacks subsided but I noticed I had fatty/loose stool and just a harder time digesting fats in general. I asked 3 different drs and they all told me the same thing-to get it out. Based on my HIDA scan I had a low functioning gb, and likely it would only get worse over time and affect other organs. I had mine out 2 weeks ago and Iím doing well. I still have the fatty stool (which is super annoying bc I cannot get clean after a bm) but Iím told that should get better over time.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-12-2017, 09:51 AM   #5
    Jk2
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2014
    Posts: 17
    Jk2 HB User
    Re: Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

    How low was you hida scan? If you dont mind me asking.. Mine is 27 and my doctor thinks it isnt causing my probelms

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-12-2017, 08:18 PM   #6
    kelleybell
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: milwaukee, wi usa
    Posts: 33
    kelleybell HB User
    Re: Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

    Wow, my HIDA scan was 32 and my GI dr said that my gb was barely working. I guess Iíd say your HIDA scan would definitely indicate gb problems based on what Iíve heard. Maybe get a second opinion.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-13-2017, 04:38 AM   #7
    Titchou
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: Birmingham, AL
    Posts: 19,966
    Titchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB User
    Re: Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

    Below 35% is considered non functioning. Have it out.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-13-2017, 04:38 AM   #8
    MSNik
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Sep 2006
    Location: USA
    Posts: 12,920
    MSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB UserMSNik HB User
    Re: Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

    Jkb,
    If your scan was that low please dont procrastinate! You are at risk for your GB rupturing. It needs to come out. You dont need it, the surgery is a piece of cake. Recovery is less than a week.

    Schedule the surgery. You will be so glad you did once it's over and you will wonder why you waited so long!

    If it ruptures, it is a whole other ballgame. Instead of laproscopic surgery, they have to do an open procedure. Recovery can take up to a month and you will have a huge scar...not to mention your body can get septic and you will have to deal with infection. The lap surgery is so simple and easy...you can do this!

    MSNik
    __________________
    RRMS- dx 05

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-25-2017, 12:10 PM   #9
    Jk2
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2014
    Posts: 17
    Jk2 HB User
    Re: Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

    [QUOTE=kelleybell;5474212]Wow, my HIDA scan was 32 and my GI dr said that my gb was barely working. I guess Iíd say your HIDA scan would definitely indicate gb problems based on what Iíve heard. Maybe get a second opinion.[/QUO

    Did you ever get youíre remove? And if you did how are you doing?

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-25-2017, 12:14 PM   #10
    Jk2
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2014
    Posts: 17
    Jk2 HB User
    Re: Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

    Thank yíall in the process of getting a second opinion

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-31-2017, 08:33 AM   #11
    Gregg181
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Oct 2015
    Location: Lutz
    Posts: 8
    Gregg181 HB User
    Re: Should I have my Gallbladder removed if I don't have pain?

    [QUOTE=Bigsky23;5473742]I was recently diagnosed with acute cholecystitis, which I understand it to mean that my gallbladder isnít working. What precipitated this finding was some occasional bouts of severe stomach pains (gall attacks). For the past month and a half I altered my diet to be more gallbladder friendly and I havenít had any attacks or pain. My only symptom is mild bloating and loose stool. Iím struggling to find out why I should have the gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) when I am seemingly managing the issue. Are there other potential issues or complications I could encounter if I choose to leave my non-functioning gallbladder intact?[/QUOTE

    You sound like me. I waited and pancreatitis and was in a coma for a month. Get it out!!!

     
    Reply With Quote
    Reply Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Gallbladder removed. Horrible pain ever since. iceskatingirl22 Gallbladder 3 04-13-2017 07:16 PM
    Chronic Abdominal and Chest Pain Goose123 General Health 0 07-11-2015 02:40 AM
    Gallbladder pain before and after surgery HEYWOOD Gallbladder 0 03-15-2015 03:36 PM
    Post Gallbladder Removal Pain Ztwhite92 Gallbladder 1 08-14-2013 07:44 AM
    New here- Question: Fibro vs. back pain? MRI report attached (LONG)Thoughts Pls? Timianne Back Problems 10 03-16-2013 04:02 AM

    Tags
    cholecystectomy, gallbladder attack, gallbladder pain, gallbladder removal



    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:51 AM.





    © 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!