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    Old 05-20-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
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    Gall Bladder Sludge


    I had blood work done. The doctor felt I needed an ultrasound to check my gall bladder from the results of the blood work. I had that done, and he now wants to do a Hidascan on me because of finding 'Sludge' in my gall bladder.

    My question is: I fear that the doctor will recommend removal of the gall bladder for the sludge, and I hate to have surgery to have an organ removed. Can anyone out there share their experiences with gall bladder problems and 'Sludge'? Also what about those who have had a surgery, and what have been your experiences in the aftermath with the surgery. I am wondering if I should try to do home remedies to treat this sludge.

    Also, I had a Hysterectomy several years ago. Could this be related to why I am having Gall Bladder problems now? Anyone else experienced this after having a Hysterectomy?

    Please help. Thank you.

    Last edited by Bibione; 05-20-2008 at 10:37 PM. Reason: Added question

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    Old 06-03-2008, 11:00 PM   #2
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    Re: Gall Bladder Sludge

    Look up PCS - PostCholecystectomy Syndrome on the web. It says 29% of the patients with no stones and gallbladder removed, still suffers.

    I have no gallstones according to ultrasound myself. How did your doctor know you have "sludge" in your gallbladder, and not an infection or genetic defect?

    I just asked my doctor about cholecystectomy today. He says unless the pain is unbearable, it is ok to leave it along. I tend to concur with him.

    Good luck and let us know how you are doing!

    ps. BTW this might belong to the "digestive disorder" board.

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