Having Your Gallbladder Removed: Risks & Benefits

Why would anyone want to have their gallbladder removed? Well, there are many reasons why a gallbladder removal might be necessary. For example, if the patient is having severe abdominal pain and the gallbladder has become infected or filled with gallstones and cannot be cured by conventional means, doctors will usually opt to remove the gallbladder to avoid complications. However, this method can actually cause more problems in the long-run. Many doctors will tell you that it is a harmless procedure and that it isn’t something to be worried about. It is true that the chances of problems arising after gallbaddery surgery are low, but they do exist. Below are the risks, as well as the benefits, of having a gallbladder removed. Read them with a grain of salt. It really depends on the body. Everyone is different.

Risks of having your gallbladder removed

  • Chronic Diahrrea
  • Indigestion
  • Cholecystitis
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain after eating
  • Epigastric pain
  • Trouble digesting
  • Severe liver problems
  • Fatigue
  • Rare but intense abdominal pain

Benefits of having your gallbladder removed

  • Solution to health problem
  • Relieves pain
  • Able to eat food without pain (most cases)
  • No more upset stomach (in some cases)
  • Gallstones and sludge are eliminated from body
  • Eliminates any discomfort in the stomach lining
  • Treatable bile build up with vitamins and medication



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