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I've been having stomach issues now for nearly 3 years. I''ve ended up in a.e. where I was told too young for gallstones so must be gastritis/acid reflux. Tablets helped a bit.
had a few flare ups when to doctor and no antacids helped. Was sent for ultrasound and found a few gallstones.
Went in for consultation today and told only option was gallbladder removal as one stones could move at any mintue and get stuck. I asked for an endoscope to rule out acid too but was told the doctor, himself, would have to decide to send me for it.
The main consultant came into talk to me and said she can't force me but the only option is removal or I'll eventually get (jaundice among other serious issues)
I'm so scared. Main worry is dying on the table or not living long after operation. Never had major surgery like this other than tonsils removed but can't remember what it's like to get g.a. or fall asleep.
Anyone have any gallbladder removed? All I've been reading is horror stories i.e. people pooing in pants in public, bile duct knicked and getting liver damage etc.
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