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preggo and gallbladder needs out

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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so I guess i need my gall out. If not now soon after the baby comes. I've had problems for 2 years thought it was ulcers the pain was so high. My friend who is a doc said that it might be my Gall and i was already preggo by then. UGH, I have stones everywhere and some blockages. CRAPPY! I'm a bit freaked out, not to mention i have an inflammed tooth and it's the tooth i had a root canal on not too far back. Got it Xrayed yesterday and its a bit swollen and I need to go on anti-biotics!  seriously?! ugh...when it rains it pours! HOWEVER the good news...when i got my U/S this morning they did a quik scan to see the baby IT'S SO CUTE! was wiggling a bit and just stinking cute! made my day to see the little one. Had a feeling it was a girl. But I have a track record of being totally wrong haha

by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 8:11 PM

I've gone through the gall bladder issue, and had my appointment with the surgeon today. The only way he would do surgery on someone pregnant is in case of an emergency. With stones blocking ducts, I don't know if that would cause an infection or not. I know they usually only perform the surgery in the second trimester, because the risks are too high in the first and third trimesters.

I don't have any blockages, but I do have around 20 stones in my gall bladder. I've had one attack, and at the moment I'm controlling it with my diet. I'll get the surgery done right after the baby is born. They said because I was so young and I had so many stones it wouldn't be worth it to try and control it with diet forever though, I will need to have it removed.

Talk to your doctor, and get a refferal to a surgeon. They would be able to tell you if you need the surgery now or they can instruct you on what to do to control the symptoms until the baby gets here. I cut out dairy and most fats. I'm also trying not to eat many sweet things even when I want them because the gall bladder is connected to the pancreas too, and that can cause irritation. My doctor told me lean meats, vegetables, and fruits. So, the only thing that changed too much for me was cutting out cheese (I LOVE cheese) and those big glasses of chocolate milk I like so much. Adding extra fiber to your diet helps too.

Good luck.

by on Dec. 10, 2010 at 4:06 AM

I found out I had gallstones this pregnancy(I was 24wks)

They were bad, and I was going to my OB, a radiologist, and the surgeon each week. The surgeon decided to do my surgery when I was 27wks. They were too big and everyone was afraid of infection. It was a hard decision to make, but in a way I'm glad I did. I was told the longer we waited, the more chance it could get infected and then we'd have to go in for emergency surgery which would be full on cutting.

The recovery wasn't too bad for me. The second day is the one that killed me. My body felt like it had been hit by a bus.

Also, if you do wait until after you deliver, you'll most likely have to be put on a low/no fat diet. That is what causes the attacks.


by Emerald Member on Dec. 10, 2010 at 9:38 AM

 Awwww hugs

by on Dec. 10, 2010 at 9:46 AM

Sorry about the gallbladder issue ::Hugs:: Yay for getting to see baby!!!!

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