Gallbladder question

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sixtyslady, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. sixtyslady

    sixtyslady Member

    has anyone had gallbladder surgery. and if so what kind .also has anyone tried a gallbladder flush.

    My daughter has to have hers removed, but would like to know more about her choice,s
    thanks sixtyslady
  2. fairydust39

    fairydust39 New Member

    I used Digestive Bitters Tonic made by Natures Sunshine.
    It flushes out the stones from your liver and gallbladder.
    Google it and you'll get more info.
  3. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    I do not believe you can flush out Gullblatter stones. You have to have your Gullblatter removed.

    The surgery they do now is surpose to be very easy and just a small cut.
    I had mine removed years ago the cut was about 12 inches and they left a tube in to drain it and after a few days they pulled out the tube. It was terrible . But I felt sooooooooooo much better with out it.
  4. bkayisme

    bkayisme New Member

    i had mine removed i had a whole bunch of them it went on for years because i went ot military doctors who kept saying acid reflux so i would go through bottle s of gaviscon and no relief finally my husbands mom said make her go to the er when we got out of the military she has no business in that much pain and shes just dealing with it and shes stubborn, so i went and those things were just rolling around. big ones and little ones the doc let me save some so my boys could see them stones they look like rocks anyway it was done by the lazeri have only on scar to show for and its 1 in. the other one in belly button and not noticeable and another teeny one where i cant see anymore.i recooped as normal but really not like as if they cut me open i was feeling good in one week ready to go like nothing happened my family kept telling me stop it take it easy it was still major surgery. but it was a relief.
  5. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    I had mine out laporscopic about 12 - 13 years ago.. 4 tiny little incesions.. I was back at work in two weeks!

    I was grateful to have it done, I was in a lot of pain before the surgury. After, I was uncomfortable for a few days but it really wasn't all that bad - (for me at least!)

    Good luck to your daughter!
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I'm hoping this may settle the question of the pain and whether it's my gb or reflux. I have no stones but the gb may not be pumping like it should. I've been through hell with the fatigue, pain, and medications which I was given for this. I hope and pray your daughter has good results from her surgery.

    Love, Mikie
  7. lillyrose33

    lillyrose33 New Member

    I had my surgery in March of this year and I am so glad I had it done.
    I had suffered for years with pain and was told it was reflux then, one day when my Dad was in the hospital I got so sick that they sent me down to ER and was admitted thinking I was having a heart attack but turned out to be my gallbladder.
    They sent me home and I had the test where they test to see if you gallbladder was working and mine was not...the test did not show stones and when I had the surgery they found none but said there was nothing but sludge.
    They did 3 tiny incisions and I was home that night.
    I had to take it easy till my follow up which I beleive was about 2 weeks. I feel so much better as far as my stomach goes.
    One more thing if your daughter has the surgery make sure you tell her to stay away from fatty foods like milk, gravies, any thing with fat in it or it will give you the runs really bad.

  8. marsupialmama

    marsupialmama New Member

    i had gallstones which had led to acute pancreatitis. i had been getting pain attacks for a few months after first child was born, the doctors thought I was making it up until I had an ultrasound...

    I had the old-fashioned version with the 12 inch scar and the drainage tube,and 1 week in hospital too. Nowadays they do "keyhole" surgery and (at least in Ontario) kick you out the same day!

    Until I could get seen by the specialist I had to avoid ALL fatty and fried foods. If I ate antyhing with fat in it I would get the severe pain attacks, which rank up there with childbirth and severe toothache IMHO. It's an awful pain.

    If I hadn;t have gotten the pancreatitis i would have been witing 18 months to see the specialist. Being admitted via the ER meant I got to "jump the queue" as they say in England.

    I hope all goes well for your daughter and that she has a speedy recovery.
  9. TLI

    TLI New Member

    It was simple and left me with three tiny little scars. I felt so much better after it was gone. It was like having poison taken out of my body. Hang in there... get a second opinion, before any surgery though. Always a good idea. I will be praying!
    [This Message was Edited on 10/16/2006]
  10. ladykew

    ladykew New Member

    The best advice I can give you is to be sure your daughter has a surgeon who is experienced in the latest gallbladder surgical procedures and that you trust him/her and the hospital.

    There are certain things that can happen unexpectedly, such as when I had mine 7 months ago, they found that one of the stones had lodged tightly at the opening of the bile duct. Since I was in a small-town hospital, there was no gastroenterologist who would have had a special tool to retrieve the stone; so they had to cut the bile duct. Stones are not always a reason to remove the gallbladder, however, mine was severely diseased and had made my body very ill.

    What is the reason for your daughter's surgery?

    ~~~Hugs, Lew
  11. meowee

    meowee New Member

    I had my gallbladder out when I was about 35. I had the laproscopic surgery, just 2 small incisions and they go in thru the navel. It was a cinch of an operation. I have had several surgeries and this was by far the easiest. No pain and you are back to normal in a day or 2.

    God bless You
  12. boltchik

    boltchik New Member

    I had my gallbladder removed just last year. I wish I would have researched my options more, because I was not having any pain in that area. They caught it on an ultrasound for my left side rib pain. Is your daughter in a lot of pain? They said mine had a growth, so of course I said okay, take it out. I thought it might be cancer or something. It turned out to be stones. I would like to know if there is a way to get rid of them w/o surgery, I had never heard of the "gall bladder flush". Although, it is too late for me now. But, my stomach has never been the same. I do not tolerate certain foods as well and I get nauseated much more often. Some people don't have any problems at all. I guess it just depends on the person. Good luck to your daughter! Kim :)
  13. shootingstar

    shootingstar New Member

    I'd had lots of problems with pain a year or two prior, was admitted to the ER with extreme pain, nausea - combination of stones and acute pancreatitis. I had laparascopic surgery, was home the next day, and recovered within a couple of weeks. I'm glad I had this surgery. Gall bladder problems can be very painful.

    Hope all goes well with your daughter.
  14. sixtyslady

    sixtyslady Member

    I guess if she checks out the DR that is doing it ,it should be o.k.
    my hubbys boss had the same Dr do his and he is fine.
    so we will pray for Gods guidance for my daughter and for the right doctor and hospital.
    I always pray when I"m with someone having surgery that God guide the team thats doing it.
    Thanks again sixtyslady
  15. fairydust39

    fairydust39 New Member

    I also had my Gallbladder out before I knew about the gallbladder and liver flushes. I used the Digestive Bitters and I passed many stones--I know they weren't Gallbladder stones b/c I'd had it removeded , so where did they come from? I could hear them hit when I had BM.
    I would guess the Liver????? Don't know
    Hugs Shirley
  16. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member


    I have gallstones, but the doctor said to leave them alone.
    Why? I do not know.

    I am seeing a new gastroenterologist next month, so i will see what he says.

    Has anyone else been told to leave them in?

  17. pepper

    pepper New Member

    I understand from what the dr. told my sister in the spring when she had her gallbladder removed that we all have gallstones. It is only when they get large and/or caught in a duct that they cause problems. So generally they should be left alone unless they are causing problems.


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