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Gallstone attacks after Gall Bladder removed

I had my Gall Bladder removed about 4 years ago. Just recently I have started having what feel like Gall Stone Attacks. I remember them well from before I had my Gall Bladder removed. They are not as bad as they were then, but it's happened 3 times in the past 1-2 weeks.

I'm concerned there is a stone. Can stones still form after the Gall Bladder is removed?

I do have some concern that the pain will get worse each time.

Thank you for your time!
- JRimp
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Hi,

Stones can still form after the gallbladder is removed.  Sometimes, there are stones left in the bile ducts during surgery.  The surgeon is supposed to "milk" the bile ducts to ensure that the stones are taken out, but sometimes small ones get missed and they are left in there.  In order for you to get a true answer, you should see a GI doc and get a MRCP (fancy MRI)  done just to be sure. Hope this helps.
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Hi,

I have the same problems after two years of having my gall bladder removed. They did alot of test on me and found a growth that came back in the place of my gall bladder. I am still being tested and if for sure this "thing" is still there i will have to have surgery again. So have them do ultrasounds and ct scans just to make sure everything is ok.
I wish you luck with yours!!
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I had my gallbladder removed in 2010 and I swear I had an attack about a week ago but did not think this was possible until I read this.  Makes me feel a little better.  I will never forget the way this feels.

does anybody know what treatment can be done if they do an ultrasound and see more stones in there?  Would it be more surgery?
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