Hello! My husband is scheduled for gallbladder surgery for Monday.

Posted by Jmta2006 @jmta2006, Apr 8, 2015

Hello! My husband is scheduled for gallbladder surgery for Monday. It is highly inflamed and working at 9%. He had a hida scan and an endoscopy done. They did a biopsy to see if there were any ulcers and everything from that came back good. My husband has been getting pains in his back and under his ribs. He has gotten these before but they subsided, not this time. He has no appetite and is very full after small meals. No energy is another complaint. He has a stressful job and they say stress can bring on the inflammation as well. My question is should he put the surgery off until fall if he tries to live a less stressful lifestyle and also manages a healthy diet or will he never be able to gain the functioning of his gallbladder back? Thanks!

Hi there. I’m sorry to hear about your husband! Unfortunately, we can’t provide actual medical advice online, however, check out this article about cholecystitis, which is inflammation of the gallbladder: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cholecystitis/basics/definition/con-20034277. Though stress can certainly exacerbate the inflammation, this article outlines some of the possible root causes and also the potential complications if left untreated. If you’d like to speak to someone at Mayo Clinic about a second opinion, please call one of our appointment offices (Arizona: 800-446-2279 Florida: 904-953-0853 Minnesota: 507-538-3270). I hope your husband starts to feel better soon!

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