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Living with dysfunctional gall bladder without surgery

A HIPA scan revealed that my gall bladder is functioning at less than 2% ejection rate. I was having symptoms of a gall bladder attack for over a month, but they have subsided. I am not anxious to have surgery to remove my gall bladder. Are there any drawbacks to avoiding surgery and just trying to manage the occasional pain by watching my diet?
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Get the Surgery! I don't know exactly what the drawbacks are but I can tell you that living with the pain is simply rediculous! The attacks WILL return and with time they will become more severe and you will regret waiting just like I did.

I had my gallbladder out 2 weeks ago and I couldn't be happier. I'm in no pain at all and I don't have to fear that what I eat will keep me up with pain all night. The surgery was a piece of cake and I was home the same day. After approx 2 days of minor discomfort I was out and about living life pretty normal.

It's not worth the pain. I can all be over in just a few days!

Good luck to you whatever you decide to do...
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