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Should I get surgery to remove my gall bladder if I have stones but no pain?
MedHead Confidence Score: 6
Amount Saved: $15,900 cost of gall bladder removal
If you found stone in your gallbladder and aren’t having any pain, there is usually no reason to have it removed. Try to eat less fatty foods (especially dairy) and a lot of time you’ll be fine. There are medications like Actigall that can help dissolve certain types of gallstones. By saving almost $16,000, that’s enough to buy a pretty nice car! (or two used minivans, they’re pretty great–I drive one)