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Dear forum members,
I've been having a 23 mm stone at the outlet of my GB for 3 years now, and first I thought I could cope with it by sitting on a low fat diet, drinking herbal teas (quebra pedra) etc., but lately the pain flare ups have increased in frequency from less than once a month to every 3 days and I've decided to go for an operation on GB removal, which is planned within the next couple of months.
But I am still hesitant for several reasons:
1. Carelessness of the doctors - the impression is that they don't want to know anything about your problem (no MRI, no ultrasound - nothing) just cut your GB out.
2. After-effects - infection, hernia*), damage to other organs.
3. I think that if it's possible to live without operation - it's best not to have it.
So to cut the long story short - I wonder if there are people on this forum or your friends who have been living with GB stones for a really long time (like 10 years or more) and if you have - how do you cope?
Thank you very much for any feedback
*) I was told by the pre-op consulting doctor that 10% of patient after open operation have hernia
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