Waiting time for gallbladder removal

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So, over the last month, I've had multiple attacks, 2 A&E visits with the second resulting in me being admitted for 4 days due to blocked stone and bad infection.

My MRCP scan came through within 3 weeks and am having that this Sunday.

Anyone know how long I could be waiting for the op to remove it? It's on the NHS.

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    Hi Cerriann,

    I found out that I had gallstones about March time, still waiting for my operation.

    Like yourself i was admitted to hospital, I origianlly hadnt a clue what it was - so it ended up worse than what it should be.

    I've had the MRCP scan too.

    Phoned hospital today to see the progress, as it was an emergency - still on the waiting list 😦

    Hopefully you find out soon.

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    hi

    I live in wales Nov 2016 I was classed as urgent for gallbladder removal I'm still waiting ! I'm in pain most days the only way to control it is no fat at all . I've lost 2 stones . so improve my calorie intake with home made banana milkshakes with oats blended in . it's quite nice . I now have complications as my mri showed some stones have moved this is most likely because I have been left so long . I would pester your doctor . or I wouldn't recommend this pig out on a mega high fat meal burgers pizza but the pain is unbearable but they might do something then . not a good idea really . perhaps the drugs that dissolve might help . best of luck x

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      how awful you've been waiting so long!

      I'm hoping the fact that I've been hospitalised and had a bad blockage that affected my liver (I was yellow for a week!) means I won't wait that long.

      The max (according to NHS website) is 28 weeks wait so not sure why you've been waiting so long?! that's Terrible.

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