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Chronic pain


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Chantelle2019 · 31/08/2022 21:09

Hi everyone, so a couple of months ago I woke up with pain worse then labour, I ended up going to the docters and they referred me for a scan turns out I have a very large amount of gallstones in my gallbladder. I'm currently suffering with another attack (day 6). So today I have spoken with my GP and she has sent a referral off to get my gallbladder removed... However I'm scared that I'm going to get it removed and then gain loads of weight!.

Has anyone who has had there gallbladder removed had this issue?

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koyt · 31/08/2022 21:11

I had mine removed about 6 months ago, I've not had any weight gain as a result.

SingingWaffleDoggy · 31/08/2022 21:17

I had mine removed and thankfully haven’t had any problems

columbo83 · 31/08/2022 21:26

Why would it make you gain weight?
Had mine out October 2020 and I'm exactly the same weight now as I was then.
Don't worry, get it out, the attacks are horrendous.

baxterstockman · 31/08/2022 21:32

I had mine removed in 2006, a few weeks after my first baby was born. I did not gain any weight. I have never read anywhere that having it out leads to weight gain. You'll be fine. Life without gallstones attacks is lovely!

ethelredonagoodday · 31/08/2022 21:33

Same as other posters, had mind out and didn't gain weight! If anything I lost weight.

Chantelle2019 · 31/08/2022 22:31

OK that's good to know! Thank you all for the comments. Also one more question what was the recovery time like? 🙂

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dh8892 · 31/08/2022 22:42

I had mine removed last Wednesday.

its 2 weeks no lifting child (mines 14 months)
2 weeks of assisted lifting him (someone hands him to me)
then 2 weeks of being careful lifting

I was signed off for 6 weeks and they gave me the sick note as part of my discharge documents

recovery has been a breeze. Only bit that wasn’t great was the leftover gas from the op that travels to the shoulder. Took 48hrs to work it’s way out and it hurt!

NanooCov · 31/08/2022 22:59

I had mine removed two years ago and it was the best decision ever. I put on a small amount of weight immediately after, but that was mainly down to no longer having to avoid fats (which was way triggered my attacks) and not regularly throwing up for hours on end during an attack. I lost the little bit I gained relatively quickly.

NanooCov · 31/08/2022 23:00

Oh I felt really grim for 48 hours after (but that was mainly because anaesthesia does not sit well with me) but fine thereafter. Just had to be careful the kids didn't bump me around too much.

Izitso · 31/08/2022 23:11

You should be fine and good luck with it! I had lots of adhesions so a tiny part of mine had to be left. I have some gastric issues still but never the pain associated with the stones I had - as mentioned, worse than labour pains! Recovery was ok, just need to take it slowly. I take it you're having keyhole surgery?

Socksorter · 31/08/2022 23:29

I had mine removed years ago, no problem recovering and had keyhole surgery. I was quite sore afterwards but my gallbladder was very distended to it was a longer op
Bit gassy after and pain in shoulder that they had said might happen
No weight gain and have a few friends with same op who didn't gain weight either
Good Luck

lockdownbabyx · 31/08/2022 23:33

I had mine removed in 2020, I didn't put on any weight. But to be honest, even if I did it would have been totally worth it! The attacks were horrendous and it's absolute bliss now I no longer suffer with them. You won't regret it!

ABitWooInnit · 31/08/2022 23:34

I had mine removed the same time as a gastric sleeve and have lost 7stone.

It definitely didn't affect my weightloss.

koyt · 31/08/2022 23:36

Recovery was a bit tricky for me, but I had an emergency removal as a result of serious complications so possibly would have been easier if this wasn't the case.

Aquamarine1029 · 31/08/2022 23:50

I had mine removed 7 years ago and no weight issues. Just complete relief from the pain.

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