Hi, bowel movements can alter based on the diet you take. The reason we recommend removal of the gallbladder in patients with symptomatic gallbladder disease is because they have a 1 in 3 chance of developing a significant complication such as acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis, cholangitis, etc. The risk of death when we are forced to deal with folks in the face of one of these complications rises 100 fold. So, you can opt for elective gallbladder removal. Regards.
I have a single 11mm stone lodged in the neck of the gallbladder. The gallbladder walls are slightly thickened.
So are you saying I have 33% change of developing a significant complication at this stage, and if I do, there's a ... good chance of death? Chance of death being what, 50% ?
Oh, and thank you, Doctor Paderia, for your prompt response.
Oh, I also forgot to mention that I had a very good bowel movement this morning.