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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: gallblader

 docc - Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:12 pm

i am having my gallblader removed dec 28. and im just wondering what it does, what will the surgery be like?will not having it bother my everyday life?and im also getting a liver biopsey. can this be done out-patiant?think you
 Carolyn Merritt, LPN - Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:11 am

User avatar Hello:
The gallbladder is an organ that stores bile produced by the liver. Most persons experience no problems from losing it. A few state that they have trouble eating foods with a high fat content as it causes them to feel nauseated. The liver will continue to produce bile, it just won't have a storage area anymore. As far as the liver biopsy, you need to ask the doctor who is doing it if it will be done outpatient or not.
Kind Regards,
 candicane05 - Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:33 pm

Hi I am 26, male and am having back pain along with side pains but my gallbladder test were normal what could this be?? Thanks!

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