Doctor,

I have been bulimic for 22yrs and have just been diagnosed with gallstones. I am awaiting surgery at this time due to the fact that there was no infection detected at this time. Does the bulimia have anything to do with the gallbladder complications? Also, are there any other symptoms besides fever of 102 & above that I should be looking for to indicate that I require immediate medical attention and should return to the ER? (Basically meaning it is about to rupture.) I have a Dr. apt on Tuesday in which he will be scheduling my surgery.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!
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replied April 28th, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Certain food preferences can be linked to precipitation of gallstones, however if you are asymptomatic and advised surgery, go ahead with getting the surgery done as scheduled. Look out for danger signs like severe pain, vomiting, fever, etc. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gastroenterologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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