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I Had My Gallbladder Removed

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    Gallbladder Surgery Gone Wrong

    I went in for what was to be a routine gallbladder removal...ended up with a 3 month hospital stay. 9 procedures and a 14 hour reconstructive surgery later I am ok. It was the worst thing I have ever gone through. I was in so much pain, depressed and I thought my life was over...
    smg18 smg18 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 15, 2009

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    My family has had the worst experience of our

    lives with gallbladders. I am finally at a point to share information because I am seeking information. I am determined to have gallbladder surgery and early detection be taken more serious by healthcare professionals. In 1985 (bear with me, I know there have been advances in...
    twexerbee twexerbee 36-40, F Jan 3

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    Belly Button Pain After Gallbadder Sugury

    I had my gallbladder taken out in may of 2011 and I have had pain in the belly button area ever since. Is there anyone else out there that is having the same problem or is it just part of the healing process / It has been 7 months what the heck.
    angelheart42256 angelheart42256 46-50 Jan 5, 2012

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    Rotten Sac

    It would seem the average opinion of the average medical professional that the Gall Bladder is an unnecessary organ.  I'd like to believe we weren't born with unnecessary extras... Supposedly, after researching the organ, the lovely and often time pain inducing Gall Bladder...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 26, 2007

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    Getting Gallbladder Removed In 2 Weeks. I'm So Scared.

    I cannot believe I have to start the year this way...I am getting my gallbladder removed two weeks from now I am having such bad anxiety. All I've read online are horror stories about how people totally regret the surgery and how sick they are afterwards...(constant diarrhea...
    kimberlybimberly kimberlybimberly 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    Post-Partum

    I know for certain I passed at least 3 gallstones when I was pregnant. My ob/gyn said I had heartburn & told me to take zantac. Of course that didn't help. After my son was born c-section 2 1/2 wks early due to late on-set pre-ecplampsia I started to pass a lot more gallstones...
    crunchymomof1 crunchymomof1 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2013

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    Got It Out...still Felt Sick...2 Years Later

    Two years ago at the age of 13 I had my Gall bladder removed. I had a stone blocking my bile duct and stones in my gall bladder. Since then I have still been sick. My symptoms: Abdominal cramps, gas, bloating, stomach rumbling, diarrhea, fatigue, vertigo, nausea migraine's and...
    Shelabel Shelabel 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2010

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    I am 21 years old and have had problems with my

    gallbladder since I was 19. I didn't have insurance so every time I had an attack the er would send me home with pain meds. Well on Tuesday night I had another gallbladder attack and went back to the er. They did an ultra sound and my gallbladder had doubled in size since the...
    Megan0592 Megan0592 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Digestive System After Gallbladder

    Hey everyone, I'm new to this and never would have thought about joining this type of group but for the past 3 years I have had many questions reguarding this surgery and I'm hoping somebody can relate to it. I had my gallbladder removed with I was 16, I know it's young. I had...
    live28love live28love 18-21 7 Responses Sep 2, 2010

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    i had mine done in oct of last year they sent

    me home with no pain killers .I was in pain for about a week I could not eat only thing I could keep down was water ..they came to take my my ambalance to the hospital and found out I had a stone ..I HAD BILE backed up and it blew some of my stinches they sent me twice to...
    sunrays3069 sunrays3069 41-45, F Jan 8

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    I Had My Gall Bladder Removed At 17, I Have Horrible Side Effects Now!

    When I was 17, I had my gall bladder removed. I know it sounds crazy, but it happened. I am and was in great shape, and I never had gall stones. When I was 15 I had my first kidney stone. I have had 5 since then that have caused me problems. I will have them for the rest of my...
    mrsmoore mrsmoore 22-25 7 Responses May 30, 2008

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    Having My Gall Bladder Removed In A Week

    I will be having my gall bladder removed on Feb 7 2012. I am a little anxious about this surgery, but I will be glad to get rid of the pain. I had my first attack on Nov 3rd in the middle of the night. I didn't know what was going on and kinda shrugged it off. When I had the...
    lookinback lookinback 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    Glad It's Over!

    Just had mine out last Monday, May 10, 2010.  Except for feeling tired and a sore bellybutton, I'm doing great!  Took the dressings off today as ordered and 2 of the 4 holes have already almost healed up.  My bellybutton is the worst, but even that is just sore...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 4 Responses May 15, 2010

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    The Worst 7 Months of My Life!

    So in September 2007 I decided to do myself a favour and joined Weight Watchers. I knew I had a problem with PCOS and wanted to loose some weight so I could get pregnant. And in 1 month I lost 20 Kg. I couldn't believe it!! I was absolutely loving it. During lunch one day...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    I Had To Have My Gall Bladder Removed

    I had my gall bladder removed 3 and a half weeks ago. It all started back in May in the middle of the night I started having severe pains on the right side of my ribs and it got worse so I made my husband bring me to the er. Well, we get there and get into my room after a little...
    swimr77 swimr77 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    I had my gallbladder removed last Wednesday,

    and so far recovery is going well! Slow, but no problems so far! Yesterday i left the house for the first time since surgery. A short trip, we first visited the video store, and i immediately noticed how tight my bellybutton was (i forgot to mention that i had put some masking...
    rainbowcutie rainbowcutie 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I had my gallbladder removed the third of this

    month. I'm 16 and was having attacks since 15. When the took my gallbladder out they had found cancer on it. It didn't spread so basically...I survived cancer. But doctors say that it should have been taken out when I was 15 to avoid cancer.
    icecoldqueen613 icecoldqueen613 16-17, F Dec 22, 2013

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    Deja Vu

    I would describe this experience like having breast implants. There's a tight, weighed down feeling where the surgery was, I'm walking hunched over, I can only sleep on my back, im always doped up on medication, im going to have memorable scars, I'm too in pain to do my normal...
    Tippitoe Tippitoe 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2013

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    When Can I Get Back To Work?

    hi im due to have my op in 6-8 wks & wondered how long before i can go back to work?
    melj1978 melj1978 31-35 2 Responses Jan 13, 2011

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    Gallbladder Removal To Prevent Cancer But Lasting Effects

    Firstly it was never a choice for me wether or not to remove my gallbladder. My mother had hers removed at 48 and it turned out she had cancer. I had been suffering all the symptoms of an inflamed gall bladder for about 4 years so due to my family history I was scanned as a...
    Katie101983 Katie101983 26-30, F Jul 18, 2013

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    I am looking for some guidance here,

    not many forums online for us gall bladder removal folks. So, I had mine removed as an emergency situation last Sept 2013. Had a 3 day attack, gall stones were blocking my ducts and it was inflamed and major pain. So anyway, 4 months+ later and I am still having difficulties...
    melbrett melbrett 41-45, F Jan 28

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    Moderate Pain Under The Sternum. Now They Want My Gallbladder

    Went to ER with moderate pain under my sternum. With a little pain medication went away never to return. They did ultrasound and no stones but one small polup which may or may not be a stone. I am 80 years old and in very good health. They want to remove my gallbladder. This...
    jack4050 jack4050 70+ Oct 31, 2012

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    Had My Surgery While Pregnant

    I experienced my first gall bladder attack in September 2007, 6 months after our daughter was born. The attack lasted 9 hours, and didn't stop until I threw up bile. My husband thought it was a bad case of acid reflux so we just left it at that. Then in October I had another...
    GrimTron GrimTron 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2010

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    Can someone help me? I am looking

    for opinions since I don't really know what I have, and I'm nervous. I have to wait about 3 weeks for an ultrasound. I have some pain in my upper abdomen, but it only seems to hurt the most if I apply pressure to the area. I also have pain in my back and my side, but I don't...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    This past monday 9 am till 5 pm

    and tuesday 830 am till 850 pm I ended up in emerg at the hospital due to severe pain and dry heaves. I got a bunch of tests done and turns out I needed my gall bladder removed ASAP. I went and got it done yesterday after and was sent home this morning. Currently on pain meds...
    bilow72 bilow72 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Help! Just Had My Gallbladder Removed!

    I recently had my gallbladder removed July 27,2011 I had lived with gallstones for 2 years and only had random attacks so I didnt feel the need to remove it right away as it was tolerable but the last 4/5 months it was really bad and i was getting attacks frequently and my...
    ajxo ajxo 22-25 5 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    My Gall Bladder Surgery And Recovery

    I was 59 when I had my gall stone attack. I woke in the night with a terrible chest pain. It was an unbearable pressure in the center of my chest, and it kept getting worse. I went to the emergency room at 3AM, where I was given morphine, and eventually diagnosed with gall...
    MidnightThinker MidnightThinker 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    Completely Regret Having My Gallbladder Removed!

    I was having some pretty serious pain that was attributed to having a gallstone after having some tests done. Not only did I continue to experience the same pain for a long time after the removal of my gallbladder, but I started having severe pain at the site where the...
    masis masis 26-30 3 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    Wow, it's been almost a year

    since I shared my experience. I'm doing great health wise. Days go bye that I don't even think about not having a gallbladder. No problems post surgery or to this day. I try to eat healthy whenever possible and go to the gym regularly. If I decide to eat junk food it'll be maybe...
    davidnm davidnm 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I'M Too Young For This!

    I'm 27 years old and had my gallbladder by laparoscopic cholecystectomy 4 days ago. I was discharged from hospital yesterday. Right now I'm going through a pessimistic/grumpy/depressed 'why me' slump which I know isn't healthy but I can't help but think that I am too young for...
    kerinai kerinai 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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    Sense my gallbladder was removed i have a

    dumping disorder. I use the bathroom 5-15 times per day. Gallbladder was removed in 2006.
    cherideigh cherideigh 31-35, F 1 Response May 20

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    My Own Fault

    Hello, I'd like to share my story. I had my gallbladder removed 04-23-13 by laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and as of this writing, on my 5th day of recovery. I have experienced no pain following the surgery and I am thankful for that. I was released from the hospital two hours...
    davidnm davidnm 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    Too Young For This!

    Hi there. I'm 23 and I had my gallbladder removed about 2 years ago. Let me tell you best and WORST decision I ever made. Right off the bat it was fantastic. I had 3 stones so the removal of those was an immense relief. However after that I started to notice my diet HAD to change...
    Jilliec Jilliec 22-25, F Jan 8, 2013

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    Success!

    I am a 35 yr old guy that had my gall bladder removed two months ago. I had suffered from back pain near the middle of my right side for over 5 years. It was especially bad after I ate heavy meals and I thought it was just that I ate too much. However, over the last 2 years I had...
    gallstonefree gallstonefree 31-35 2 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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    I Had My Gallbladder Removed When I Was 22 And Now Am 32...this Is What I Have Learned

    Hello ~ I just wanted it to be known that in the last ten years I have been unaware of any problems since having my gall bladder removed. Just recently I discovered with aging that I could probably use my gallbladder now but obviously it is too late. SO I just discovered Apple...
    aquaviolet aquaviolet 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2010

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    In The Hospital

    I am sitting in the hospital right now. I just had my gall bladder removed this afternoon. I was in the hospital last night all day and tonight and tomorrow. It hurts so badly. I was terrified to have surgery. I found walking to be most difficult. They didn't tell me that they...
    hellpuddle hellpuddle 26-30, F Mar 7, 2013

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    (Please Help) My Gallbladder Removal & Diagnosis Of H Pylori

     I am 33 and had my GB removed end of 05/09-I was also told by my GI Dr I have H Pylori-some kind of bacteria living in my stomach. The reason for the GB removal was that I started having god awful stomach pains wake me up in the middle of the night. I had 3 episodes in 3...
    kmccann76 kmccann76 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    I had my gallbladder removed last Tuesday,

    after a 36 hr attack. In my 1 week post- op I've been experiencing heartburn, but, worst of all-- I'm constantly hungry. I'll eat, feel that slow digestion...little bit later it's like no food was consumed. I'm just wondering if this has happened to anyone else?
    LostMyself4him LostMyself4him 26-30, F Jan 21

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    Miss My Gallbladder!

    hello! i had my gallbladder removed in august 2009. almost anything i eat, afterwards i have flatuence! come to find out, i had my gallbladder removed because i took the birth control YAZ! so i would advise any woman not to take it! plus i have lawyers investagating my case. i...
    LisaNicole LisaNicole 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    Read many reviews on gallbladder surgery prior

    to having mine removed 7 days ago. Thought to add my experience to the list so that those contemplating this surgery will see how diverse each person's experience may be. 60 yr old female - had very occasional gallbladder attacks for several years, but at that time, did not know...
    experience9211 experience9211 61-65, F Jan 21

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    Good Riddance GB

    After horribly painful attacks of increasing frequency, I decided my GB had to come out. I had it done laparoscopically , the only pain was the first week due to incisions and gas pains from CO2 used during surgery. You will be in pain the first week, but pain pills and...
    Lenirose Lenirose 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    I Dont Miss It

    A year ago October I had my gallbladder removed. When I got back to work, I heard all these horror stories about what would happen. Turns out, I didn't experience any change in my health, once the wounds were healed. If your experiencing problems, don't stop looking for...
    Lionroot Lionroot 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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    Happy My Gallbladder Is Gone!

    A week ago, I spent Friday night in the ER with a severe gallbladder attack. It was worse than the labor I had with my two children. I had my gallbladder removed Wednesday, 2/29/12, today is Saturday. The actual procedure only took 45 minutes. My gallbladder was inflamed...
    secularchick secularchick 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    I had my Gallbladder removed approximately 5

    weeks ago. I had been having atypical symptoms of a sluggish gallbladder. UTI symptoms and slight but constant ache in my lower right pelvis area. I was surprised when the tested my gallbladder and told me it wasn't working and needed to have it removed. Now I'm experiencing...
    phoebe2000 phoebe2000 51-55, F Sep 13

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    Gallbladder Removed At 19

    After I finished my finals, I went home and took a well deserved nap. I felt a slight pain at the bottom of my right ribcage as I woke up. I thought it was caused by something I ate. By 4PM, I was curled into the fetal position in immense pain that wouldn't stop. After a few...
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    The Worst 7 Months of My Life!

    So in September 2007 I decided to do myself a favor and joined Weight Watchers.  I knew I had a problem with PCOS and wanted to loose some weight so I could get pregnant.  And in 1 month I lost 20 Kg.  I couldn't believe it!!  I was absolutely loving it. ...
    Maqi Maqi 26-30, F 11 Responses May 17, 2009

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    My Gallbladder Removal Surgery

    Hi There,I just had my gallbladder removed (via laproscopic) on Monday May 16. I have a family history of gallbladder disease. My grandmother, mother, and sister have all had their gallbladders removed. I actually lasted the longest (age 43) with one, but knew eventually the day...
    copperangel copperangel 41-45 May 20, 2011

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    I Took It Out Myself

    It wasn't easy...okay I am kidding you guys, hahaha. I was lucky though, by the time I finally went to the doctor they had to do emergency surgery right away because I had waited too long. I recovered quickly.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 19, 2010

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    Gallblatter Removal At Age 19

    I am turning 22 in less than a month. Now let me set the situation. I was working at the restruant I worked at back in November of 2005 when I felt horrible horrible stabbing pains in my lower stomach area. I cudn't even stand, and considering I was a hostess I kind of had to...
    lostsugar lostsugar 21-25, F 5 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    I am 21 years old and have had problems with my

    gallbladder since I was 19. I didn't have insurance so every time I had an attack the er would send me home with pain meds. Well on Tuesday night I had another gallbladder attack and went back to the er. They did an ultra sound and my gallbladder had doubled in size since the...
    Megan0592 Megan0592 18-21, F Dec 13, 2013

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    Gallbladder Removal

    Hi, I too had my gallbladder removed 6 years ago at 31 and up until recently I have been suffering. At the time I had my gallbladder out I had a lot of stones and was told that taking my stones out wasnt an option. Now 6 years after having it out I am reading about all the...
    Rivki71 Rivki71 36-40 6 Responses May 29, 2009

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    I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically 4

    weeks ago, I was having pain but nothing serious but it was just a coincidence that I found out I have gallstones. I'm moving away so I got it removed before it becomes a big problem and I don't have my family to help me.  The doctor said there would be no visible scars but...
    Ktdee Ktdee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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