Alternative to Gallstone surgery: i\'m 32 yr old male, HWP 5\'10\'\' 169#. I have been diagnosed with gallstones 2 yrs ago. Supposedly have had them since I was 9 but never tested. Since altering my diet 2 yrs ago, I do not experience attacks, but occasionally feel small aches and light cramps. CT scans show MANY stones. My dr wants GB removal, but I do not. He is adamant on lithotripsy being a waste of time for someone my age/good health. He also feels that the post-shattered stones will get stuck/create problems for me. What about acidol/bile salts? I excersise 2-3x a week, but last 3 years my cholesterol tests (only have been tested the last 3 yrs) have been at dangerous levels for LDL, NON-HDL and HDL is under normal range. TriGlyc is great though. I just keep reading terrible post-surgery regret stories, and feel that if the stones were removed and GB kept, then I would be just fine/cholesterol might get better naturally. (using salts or lithotripsy) Advice please?
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