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Can a person live without gall bladder?
Question Date: 2011-11-18
Answer 1:

As you probably know, the gallbladder is an important organ that helps store fluids (bile) that help us digest fats, so it is only removed if it is causing problems (like most other things). Digestion can be a bit more tricky without a gallbladder, this is because bile is stored by the gallbladder and then released when you need it (usually when we eat), Usualy, the gallbladder is removed if you're having problems with gall stones (this is incredibly painful) or gallbladder cancer. If your gallbladder has to be removed, you may have to follow a special diet, and some people experience recurring pain, but you can lead a somewhat normal life without one.

Answer 2:

Yup!The gall bladder mainly concentrates bile produced by the liver, which is used by the body to help digests fats. Without a gall bladder, someone's digestive system will have a more difficult time digesting fats, but can still function fine.

Answer 3:

My mother-in-law lived without a gall bladder, after it was taken out of her. She didn't even notice any problems after it was taken out. She probably didn't have problems after it was taken out, because it hadn't been working before it was taken out. That's why it was taken out - because it wasn't working, and that was a problem.

Answer 4:

My gall bladder was taken out 15 years ago. Bile produced in my liver is no longer stored in a gall "bladder" and is now dumped directly into my digestive track. I have not noticed any difference in my body since my gall bladder was removed. My gall bladder was removed because I had gall stones and they were very painful. My mother and father both had to have their gall bladders removed as did my two brothers. Of the 6 people in my family, 5 had their gall bladders taken out before they were fifty years old. We all live healthy, happy lives.

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