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What are symptoms of gallbladder problems?updated: Wed Oct 13 2010 16:00:00

My mom, grandma and older sister have all had their gallbladders removed. For the past month, I have been getting nauseated and/or experiencing pain in my upper belly after many meals. It seems as though I can tolerate little of any type of fat. The only thing that makes my discomfort manageable is Mylanta and Zantac. Are my symptoms and family history indicative of gallbladder problems? My doctor didn't immediately think so.

Do I need to have gallbladder surgery?updated: Wed Mar 17 2010 09:42:00

I have gallstones. They were described to me as a sandbag. My doctor recommended removing the gallbladder; however, I'm wondering whether there is an effective alternative to dissolve the gallstones? I would like to avoid surgery. Your input is highly appreciated.

Murtha's gallbladder procedure rarely deadlyupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 12:41:00

Taking out a patient's gallbladder is routine. At least 500,000 such surgeries are done each year in the United States. It takes an hour or two, and the patient can go home that day or the next.

Surgery error link to Murtha?updated: Wed Feb 10 2010 12:41:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what may have gone wrong with Rep. John Murtha's gallbladder surgery.

People.com: VIDEO: Michelle Duggar Thanks Fans from Hospitalupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 09:11:00

The TV mom says she is feeling better and hopes to be home soon and carry her baby to full term

Michelle Duggar rushed to the hospitalupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 12:54:00

Michelle Duggar, star of TLC's "18 Kids and Counting," was rushed to an Arkansas hospital over the weekend -- but her pregnancy with Baby No. 19, not due until spring, wasn't the reason for her dash to the doctor.

People.com: TV Mom Michelle Duggar Rushed to Hospitalupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 09:51:00

A medical emergency causes contractions for the pregnant star of TLC's 18 Kids and Counting

What women's symptoms really meanupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 12:41:00

If only your body were a little more honest, figuring out what's wrong when you don't feel right would be so much easier. But often a symptom -- maybe it's a sore back, cracked lips, tingling in your legs -- has an odd or unexpected explanation.

Dalai Lama recovering from gallstone surgeryupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 10:22:00

The Dalai Lama underwent successful laproscopic surgery to remove a gallstone Friday, according to his spokesman.

Time.com: Dalai Lama to Undergo Gallstone Surgeryupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 01:00:00

The Dalai Lama will undergo surgery to remove a gallstone, a spokesman for the Tibetan spiritual leader said Friday.

French PM leaves hospitalupdated: Tue May 10 2005 04:35:00

French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin has left hospital after undergoing surgery on his gall bladder, his office says.

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