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    Life without a gall bladder

    I'm having mine removed on August 17th due to gallstones. I've read a lot about it online and everyone's experience varies wildly. Has anyone here had it done and how's life without it? Feel free to pm me if you don't want to answer publicly.
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    Brenda's oldest daughter just had hers taken out. She has had some digestive issues since but it's only been a couple months. She is also only 22.
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    My Dad had his removed several years ago and the only thing that really changed was the amount of times he goes to the restroom(more) and that greasy food for a lack of a better term" go through him" hope that helps!

    Good luck with the surgery. You'll have some cool mini scars that the chicks will love!

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    Had mine cut out (along with my spleen) when I was 18. took my body a few months to adjust to it, The only real drawback was i couldn't eat pizza or hamburgers or anything greasy for those couple of months (unless a bathroom was nearby). After my body adjusted it was no different at all, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kleavage View Post
    I'm having mine removed on August 17th due to gallstones. I've read a lot about it online and everyone's experience varies wildly. Has anyone here had it done and how's life without it? Feel free to pm me if you don't want to answer publicly.
    Where is the surgery & who is the surgeon?

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    My mother had hers removed, and hasn't had many issues. As reported, greasy foods don't get processed well. Otherwise she hasn't complained about anything.
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    My wife had hers out right after we moved here, about 10 years ago now.
    She still has issues with greasy food, and actually takes an extra supplement. She experienced a great deal of weight gain, that I think is more common in women. ( not like obese but more so than after 7 children)
    Ultimately the foods that will cause you issues are foods you probably shouldn't eat anyway.

    Good luck!

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    @B-Rad ; Ashley Lankford is the surgeon and Physician's Medical Center is the name of the facility. It's over by IU SouthEast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kleavage View Post
    @B-Rad ; Ashley Lankford is the surgeon and Physician's Medical Center is the name of the facility. It's over by IU SouthEast.
    I don't know either facility or surgeon.
    Good luck

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    Had mine removed years ago, before they were doing them laparoscopic so I have a scar. Other than that everything else is normal (for me).

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