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gall bladder surgery with a fib
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gall bladder surgery with a fib

I am an 81 year old female in relatively good health but am on  eliqis for atrial fibulation, and diabetes.
I ha a gall bladder attack 35 years ago and a second attack 4 years ago, last friday night l had a very painful attack that lasted a number of hours. I am have been careful not to get dehydrated but I am very weak and nauseated.hopefully I will not have another attack.  My question is ...would it even be safe for me to have surgery...?
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I'm sorry to hear about your gallbladder attacks.  They can be very painful, as you know.  While I cannot comment on your specific situation, neither age, nor diabetes, nor atrial fibrillation are absolute contraindications to surgery.  You should be seen and evaluated by a cardiologist who can comment on your specific situation and make recommendations regarding your anti-coagulation medicine before any potential operation.
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