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I have a gallbladder ejection rate of 1% but no stones and no upper pain. I have N/V sometimes, cold shakes(rare), cramping pain(lower) and diarrhea(most days). I have been told to have surgery to remove my gallbladder but also told it may not fix all my problems. I also had a SIBO breath test that was positive.Treatment for SIBO has not worked with Augmentin and Xifaxin insurance will only pay for 9 [email protected] $80. What are risks of keeping a non-painful non-working gallbladder with no blockage and no sludge? Does removal of gallbladder increase diarrhea? All my liver enzymes, amylase and lipase are normal.


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replied April 22nd, 2016
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If you do not have any symptoms due to the gall bladder and you can manage mild issues with medications (antispasmodics - like bentyl or other prescriptive medications), then you can avoid having the surgery.

You will benefit by seeking a second opinion with an other doctor who can go through all your medical history and investigation reports and then provide a proper medical opinion.


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