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Before I got diagnosed with celiacs I went through a bunch of tests to check my gall bladder. At the time I was told nothing is wrong with it though. However, I was looking through some of my medical records and once of the print out's says that my test results showed signs of gall bladder disease. I'm just wondering if anyone else had issues with their gall bladders?

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YES, and around my neck of the woods now days docs are removing gallbladders at an alarming rate..Patients feel better after removal but months down the road their issues come back.. Now docs have them do a trial of gluten-free for three months... Most never go back to wheat eating!

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Some reports say undiagnosed Celiacs' glabladders function at about 10%.

I was gluten free for about 6 years and still had my gallbladder taken out when I turned 40.

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I can tell you I got my gall bladder out 14 years ago, have had stomach problems since then, and now, having gone gluten free, finally feel better.

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Just had mine out ~2 weeks ago. Prior tests showed nothing, HIDA scan showed it was working at 5%, enough for my GI doctor to order it to come out. Its nice not having side pain anymore. When they took it out, they said it looked sick and had abrasions (bad memory is bad).

It was hard for the first day or so afterwards (damn pain meds and vomiting), but it slowly got better. I saw my surgon day before yesterday and i asked about my indigestion (which i still have damnit <_<). He said it should help with that.

But be warned the incisions itch like heck :)

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Thanks glad to know I'm not crazy. I've been gluten free for a little over a year and a half and i still have side pain. My GI told me it would eventually go away but it hasn't and gets worse after I eat fatty foods especially red meat. Since I live in a new area it maybe time to find a new doc and see if I can have my gall bladder taken out!

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Do so please. That was one of my symptoms (eatting fatty foods and throwing them back up, pain in side).

Insist on a HIDA scan (basically you lay there for 1.5 hours whilst they scan your gallbladder).

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My strongest symptoms seemed like gall bladder problems. My Dr ordered a scan and said "there's nothing wrong with your gall bladder". My symptoms continued. When I started dropping weight and was really sick he ordered a CT scan. It showed enlarged lymph nodes in my intestines. That's what finally made him believe there "might" be something wrong. He said maybe I should find a GI specialist? I did..and she ordered the tests that got my Dx.

Once I stopped eating gluten my GB symptoms settled down.

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I have gallbladder issues. Last year it was functioning at 48% suboptimal but not horrible so I wasn't a surgical canidate. I found I was reacting to gluten free oat contamination in products and had a peptic ulcer. I fixed both of those things and all my symptoms went away except the weird pinching/pulling sensation in my RUQ. It only surfaced once in awhile so no big deal. Well about a month ago the pinching/pulling/tugging sensation started back up but there is some pain (bearable mind you just annoying) and had a run of two days with horrible acid reflux and belching. I broke down and took some zantac to get myself some relief. I have not had the latter symptoms again but keep the RUQ symptoms and actually had some back pain. I know I'm not getting glutened, so I believe it is time to reevaulate the gallbladder.

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