Question by  worker4199 (16)

What happens if you have a non-functioning gallbladder?

My aunt just found out that's what wrong with her.


Answer by  bonniefay (67)

You can have abdominal pain and nausea or develop gall stones after eating food with high fat content because the fat is not being processed to be absorbed by the lower intestine and is just being stored in the gall bladder.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Nothing. If it is causing problems they will remove it. Otherwise, everything wil be fine. You don't need it to be healthy.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

If your gall bladder quits working it can become infected with gangrene. Luckily you can live very well without your gall bladder. Chronic gall stones can make the gall bladder not function. Sometimes you don't know that your gall bladder isn't working until there's pain and stones are found in the gall bladder.


Answer by  LadyDiamond30 (138)

If you have a non-functioning gallbladder its most likely she'll need to have surgery to get the gallbladder removed. If you don't want surgery you can change your diet. A diet that consisted low fat, and avoiding fried foods completely. But if you have gallbladder stones you should have surgery. I wish the best for your aunt!


Answer by  Darry (3853)

Most likely she will need to have surgery to remove the gallbladder. This typically does not cause any problems with digestion or activity once it has healed. The surgery is usually laparoscopic and does not require invasive procedures.


Answer by  cashian (376)

When a gallbladder is ruled non-functioning, your best be is to have it removed or change your diet. A low fat diet, avoiding fried foods entirely - is often recommended. If gallbladder stones are present, surgery should be your primary option.


Answer by  negrita (70)

The gallbladder is attached to the liver and stores bile. This helps to digest fats when released in the small intestine. A non-functioning gallbladder causes a range of digestive problems along with a persistent and radiating pain.


Answer by  Anonymous

i have a non funtioning gallbladder and a stone blocked in the tube ive not to put fat into my body and attend slimming world for a low fat diet mainly do vegetarian meals.....if i get any pains then ill be taken into hospital....so far so good.....

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