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HAs anyone dealt with gallstones/gallbladder attacks without surgery?<br><br>
I've had two attacks since having my daughter five months ago. During the second attack I got an actual diagnosis from the urgent care center. I'm seeing a naturopath who is helping me make some dietary changes. Basically, I have three risk factors- I'm female, I recently had a baby, and I'm overweight. Rather then rush to the OR, even though I REALLY don't want to go through that pain again, I'm strongly leaning toward lowering my risk factors. I'm currently beginning a long weightloss scheme- I can't lose too much too fast because I'm nursing my 5mo. I'm eating a very low fat diet for a few weeks to give my gallbladder a chance to heal, then I'll slowly be adding more healthy fats.<br><br>
I just feel like I'm the ONLY one who has ever not taken the gallbladder out ASAP....
 

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I also chose not to take my gallbladder out right away as well. Some people can make dietary changes and not have future problems, I wanted to see if I was one of them. I was also breastfeeding (a two-month old), changed my diet and lost some weight. It worked for a while but I ended up with a blocked duct and an infection so my gallbladder was ultimately removed (not to discourage you). People did think I was crazy when I chose not to have it removed and then made comments when it was removed anyway. But I stand by my decision to try to make changes and take the 'wait and see' approach. I felt like I was taking responsibility for my health and why go through an unnecessary surgery - it is removing an organ! Best of luck, I hope the dietary changes for you.
 
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