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    Default Pesky gallbladder!

    Ive been having pain in my side for about a month now. I went to the dr and she suspects its my gallbladder. She told me to eat "low fat". I forgot to ask how low is low? and If I do this....and my gallbladder doesn't bug me anymore--can I just stay low fat and keep my gb? I mean, why undergo surgery if I don't have to....anyone else have exp with this?

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    My Doctor told me to eat low fat UNTIL I had my gallbladder out.

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    Gallbladder Diet: Foods for Gallbladder Problems

    Here is what web md says about gallbladder and foods for gallbladder problems.

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    I had mine out. It was blocked at that point and couldn't eat anything...so I don't think I had a choice about it. I had it out in 2005.

    If you get shoulder/arm pain it can indicate gallbladder problems. I had this pain after I ate anything and ended up in the emergency thinking I was having a heart attack. Turns out it was lots of gall stones.

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    I was like Nadders. I got my gallbladder out in 1981. Had a terrible time and had tons of stones but am so glad that it is out. Got to the point that anything I ate would trigger an attack.

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    I also had to do the low, no fat diet until mine was taken out, which I think was 1987. I had no choice, mine was full of stones.

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    I was able to reverse my gall bladder issues and did not have to have it taken out. I had small stones and 'sludge' when pregnant with my son in 2005. I was told to eat low fat until he was born and then we'd look at options. But after switching to lower fat foods, I had no more issues. So I still have my gall bladder.

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    I WISH someone had figured out my pain was gb stones and inflammation, while I was having the pain and no one knew why. If I'd known, I could have saved myself a lot of pain and a couple of trips to the ER. Mine was right under my sternum, in the center of my chest, and they would immediately start doing the cardiac enzyme tests and ECGs and sticking nitro under my tongue. Never occurred to them (or ME) that it could be gb. Finally after a really bad episode in Oct, 2011, I had it out. They finally figured out what it was when I barfed bile all over all of them.

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    It would be helpful to get a scan and see where you are w/ it. I had multiple mobile stones and still have mine years later. I prob. should have it out before a duct gets blocked but I had hoped to lose weight first.

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    Watching weight is the #1 thing you can do to prevent gallbladder problems. Obesity or rapid weight loss (usually from surgery) are the leading causes.

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    I think he would have at least done a CBC and ultrasound?
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