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Burnett
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« on: May 20, 2011, 07:01:01 AM »

So I got a phone call from my PCP last night, telling me the results from my abdominal ultrasound show that my gall bladder is full of sludge! I am immediately reminded of the gunk that coats the insides of the many drain pipes I have worked to clear over the years.  Shocked Needless to say, I am not feeling very fresh!

I ask my PCP about flushing my gall bladder. I am now thinking about containers of engine flush used to flush oil sludge out of car engines!  Huh Oy! He asks me if I am in any pain, which I am not. Occassionally, I feel flu-like symptoms: fever, chills, body aches, etc.  He tells me that my liver enzymes are still high and suggests I see my surgeon. So now I'm trying to set up an appointment to see my surgeon.

I Googled gall bladder sludge and gall bladder sludge flush. I have discovered such fun techniques as chugging extra virgin olive oil mixed with grapefruit juice (With and without performing a 5 day fast), drinking apple cider vinegar, etc.

My question is has anyone else experienced this and what did you do to correct it? I am still planning on seeing my surgeon but thought I would throw it out here to see if you fellow freaks have any ideas. Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 07:26:05 AM »

Well that's not good.

I solved mine by having it removed. No more gallbladder pain.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 07:38:31 AM »

I sister did the olive oil thing about once a year for several years and held surgery at bay for a while.  Eventually she had to bite the bullet and have it removed.  I had mine removed cause it caused me a lot of pain.  Good news is, it is usually a lap procedure and actually was not all that bad.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 07:43:45 AM »

I'm thinking removal is the best bet.  I had mine out due to pain and thickening of the lining where it was depositing cholesterol. Sounds like a problem if you are getting fever and chills. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 03:03:24 PM »

I had mine removed as well since I was in a lot of pain and the doctor told me if it ruptured, I'd really be in trouble.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 11:37:44 AM »

I don't know, I had mine out a few weeks after WLS.
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2011, 03:47:48 PM »

Take it out! Trust me, you won't miss it!  Cool
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2011, 05:23:48 PM »

I had that, just enough pain to be annoyed. Decided to have it out on MY terms, instead of in the middle of the night in BFE USA on the way to or from a horse show. Can't ruin a horse show you know!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011, 06:44:24 PM »

Thanks freaks! I went to see my surgeon and am scheduled to have it removed on Friday June 3rd. Good riddance to pesky organs!
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011, 08:51:20 AM »

Good for you! I don't miss mine one bit!
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