Hey I was curious if anyone has had a G.I. tell them that they would have to remove their gallbladder or have had the surgery before? I’ve been in the hospital every six months for two years due to a cholangitis attack. My last one in July I had a G.I. I have never met before who did my E.R.C.P. he said that my pancreas was inflamed and there were debris in my gallbladder. After my procedure I was in intense pain. It felt like someone took two forks into my upper abdomen and tried to twist it like pasta. I had to have pain medicine immediately. I felt way better after pain medicine and they took my labs and whatever levels they were for determining pancreas inflammation, they were really high. By the next day I felt more back to normal and my levels were down just about to normal range. I left the next day with my only side effects being swollen legs that I took diuretics for.
I just had my appointment with the new G.I. and he said that my gallbladder has debris and now that we know it’s capable of having a large amount of debris, we know it can form stones, and we believe that is what caused your pancreatitis in the E.R. he then went on to say that in the future we may have to remove my gallbladder and that it’s a “high risk procedure but really not all that risky. But it puts a lot of stress on your liver.” He’s going to brainstorm with my regular G.I. and my liver specialist to determine if that is something I will need. I was curious if anyone has a story of how they got their gallbladder removed or if their doctor recommended it right when your gallbladder started showing signs of having debris?