Dysfunction gallblader with leg numbness

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My gallbladder is only working at 4% my billiriuben is 3.4 which is high. Ive beem having weakness my legs and some numbness and tingling along with upper abdominal pain. Whats going on???

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    Fred -  For 5 years i had digestion problems with gastritis, then i started getting pain on gallbladder area , hida showed my gb was not working, from there on in addition to digestion issues, i started getting numbess and tingling feeling in both of my legs and imbalance while walking in office and large malls and also brain fog /confusion occurs when i go into crowded area. I have gastritis and non working gallbladder then got multiple gallstones.i suffer daily with extreme bloating,burping,dizziness and confusion.I'm bit confused if the gastritis or the gallbladder causing this issue, so i have yet to remove the gallbladder. did you do ultra sound to rule out  any stone is not stuck in the bile duct? high in bilirubin means you might have jaundice. It seems removing the gallbladder is  a good solution if you dont have gastritis and issues with stomach. But question needs to be answered on why your bilurubin is high.

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      Hello yes they did an ultrasound didnt show any stones but ive heard they are not always visible. I get some dizzyness and the leg numbness and tingling just started about three days ago. Along with weakness. The stomach issuse started over a month ago.....just confused the odd symptoms. See GI specialist in two weeks.im just starting to let my anxiety get to me and starting to get a little depressed. I just want my life back
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    I was told I needed GB removal even though I argued not, but thought wtf wont do any harm. How wrong could I be? VERY is the simplest term. You see my bile ducts had enlarged and no one had seen that, so GB was duly removed and that is when the real problems started, I overnight lost 95% of all foods I could digest, some 5 years on I still cannot digest most if not all meats , I cannot eat veg, fruits in fact it is easier to say what I can digest. I had to see an oncologist for bile duct and was placed on a 6/12 x 5 year scan and MRI to measure if they had become cancerous. ALL totally avoidable if ONLY a NHS cocky surgeon had listened to his patient.My life foodwise has become unbearable, I live on skittles (sweets ) and cheese. I have a constant craving for salt and my diet is totally unrecognisable from prior to the GB removal. I was 8 stone then and now I am 15 , I did get a spoken apology from the cocky surgeon who said , looks like it wasnt your GB afterall. NO s**t sherlock. his own colleagues call him arrogant cocky and rude, I think he is a playing with patients lives for his own self indulgent persona . Unless any GB removal has a 2nd opinion I urge all to think twice , The after effects can be devastating and the best thing is if you have kids they really cannot understand how you cannot eat so many foods since the op that you could before. I am now also gluten intolerant wheat intolerant and meat cannot open my stomach valve so cannot digest that ........................ Dont be hasty folks get a 2nd opinion ALWAYS  because it is NOT your surgeons that face the hell afterwards it is YOU 
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      Karen, I am so sorry for you. And I can totally relate to you right now. I am only a month on from surgery and starting to wonder if done the right thing. My GB was supposedly full of stones and had the typical painful attacks but now I am dealing with a whole host of other annoying and painful issues. Your post has really struck a chord with me this morning. Thanks for sharing. Xx
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