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Hiya, Just hoping someone clever can explain to me what gall stones are. Are they dangerous? Is it serious ? (I mean, I understand it's painful) If operated on is it over, or are you 'prone' ? Where is your gall bladder? What does a gall bladder do? If operation needed, how long is recovery time? If "blasted" what does that mean ?
No - just been told my brother has them, and I was wondering how worried I ought to be. He's never 'chatty' at the best of times, I don't think he'll let me know any amount of detail about his health now. That's eased my mind a bit. Thanks.
I've recently just had my gallbladder removed because of gallstones. My gallbladder was full of stones, got infected and I ended up in hospital. It was so painful. I controlled the attacks with diet while I waited for them to do the surgery was about 8 months. Cut out all fatty foods.
Since having it out ive been loads better. No indesgtion no acid. No bloating. Can eat what I like
Thanks both. Reading the info though - he's not a woman, not given birth (!), and not carrying excess weight, so it seems he's especially unlikely to have been hit by this. 8 months is a long wait though!