Gallstones, but no pain at the moment, opp due please help!

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Ok so a few months ago i made a post about having gallstones and how much pain i was in. I have been given tablets that work well if and when i get the pain. I used to have the pain every few days but now the gallstones have seemed to carm down a lot! Ive only had about 3 attacks in the past 3 months! Anyway i got a phone call from the hospital to say my opp has been booked for the 27th of December. My question is should i still have the opp??? Please help! I dont want to not have the opp and the pain comes back bad next year. But then i dont want to have it if i dont really need it now...Has anyone else had this problem with them not causing pain for a few months then returning? Thanks for reading.

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    Yeah I had 10 days in hospital in January due to the pain and liver/gall bladder infection, then I only had one bad spell between then and March which was when my op was supposed to happen but didn't due to heart problems occurring under anaesthetic.

    Then between then an mid November when my op actually went ahead I only had a couple of bad episodes and thought like you that maybe I should just put the op on hold  for now, luckily I didn't as when they went in they found my gall bladder was 75% dead and necrotic, my surgeon was shocked that I hadn't had any severe symptoms due to it being in such a state.

    maybe if you are really unsure then speak to your consultant to raise your concerns as they maybe able to get an ultrasound to see the state of play. 

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    Hi I had my gallbladder removed 7 days ago and will say it was the best decision i made

    i was like you not knowing what to do but in the end I couldn't eat anything so lost a lot of weight so that made my mind up 

    I went through it and I feel great 

    odd swinge in the abdoman but all ok now 

    hop this help x

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    so you are having one attack a month ...that's not settled down.. 

    I had 15 years of gallstone attacks but I didn't realise what they were . I got roughly one attack a year ....

    land I wish with all my heart I had been diagnosed 15 years ago.. 

    Because I had mine removed in February and what a difference .. Not just in attacks but I didn't realise I was constantly billious ...very acidic and my attacks had caused me to be frightened of eating so so many foods. 

    Now I don't feel sick my stomach feels solid... I am confident to try new foods and no pain... 

    Itsyour call but once a month means it simmering away ....

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    Hi, I started with severe pain in April this year. Genuinely thought it was a heart attack. Regular back pain every day and a few severe attacks followed.

    After diagnosis my cousin suggested I went vegan.

    I did so in August and the pain completely stopped.

    While in Italy I succumbed to Pizza and back it came.

    Latterly I've had the back pain but no severe attack.

    Yesterday I had surgery and while I have discomfort and pain I know 2015 will not cause me the same problems as this year.

    The decision remains yours alone. I put off surgery but take the view that if it's not there it can't cause problem.

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    I had gall stone attack Oct 23. I had my surgery Nov. 11. The pain isn't fun either way but I'm glad I had my surgery.

    Eat a low fat diet. No dairies except skim milk. Stay away from spicey and fatty and fried foods.

    The longer you wait the worse things can get. Some people have waited years but I didn't want that, I wanted to get it over with.

    If you have a specific question just ask.


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    A lot of questions need answers before you go for operation option:

    1- Number of Gallstone which you have ?

    is it just one , or many also sizes

    2- Have you consult doctors who belive in just removing the stone without remove Gallblader?

    if this option available in your country use it it better option that loosing you GB

    3- if you follow special diet can you reduce the number of attacks ?

    Why I'm asking this questions because if you can live with gallstone diet ... i recommend you to stick with it for while alot R&D running now to solve the stone without touching your GB.

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