A concise, evidence-based medical tool that saves you money


Should I get surgery to remove my gallbladder with stones in it if I don’t have any symptoms of pain, bloating, and nausea after eating?


MedHead Confidence Score: 5
Amount Saved: $7,400 average cost of gallbladder removal post


MedHead Message:

Up to 20 percent of Americans have gallstones in their gallbladder. Most of the time these stones don’t cause any problems at all, they are just sitting there. if you see stones but are not having symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, and nausea, then just keep an eye on it and try to eat much less fatty foods. If you are having abdominal pain on the right upper side of the abdomen, and a fever, you may have cholecystitis, a condition which requires urgent evaluation and most likely surgery to remove the gallbladder to avoid serious complications. This is quite uncommon thankfully.


1. http://www.choosingwisely.org/clinician-lists/sages-routine-cholecystectomy-for-asymptomatic-cholelithiasis/ 2. https://www.mdsave.com/f/procedure/laparoscopic-choleystectomy-laparoscopic-gall-bladder-removal/75033?q=gallbladder+removal+(cholecystectomy)+-+laparoscopic&type=procedure


Become A MedHead Today!