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Dr.  Thanks for a response.

Five years ago my gallbladder was removed.  Over the past few years I have had a pressure feeling in the area where I think my gallbladder was.  It doesn't hurt, per se, if just feels full and annoying when I move.

I was told I had a slightly fatty liver during my ultrasound and also was told it is common and nothing to worry about then.

Can you tell me if you think this fullness is something benign?


Dear Eileen

You are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from postcholecystectomy syndrome with pain and many problems with digestion. Read my articles on internet for more information.

Unfortunately, fatty liver does not have safe pharmaceutical treatment and fatty liver is leading cause for liver cirrhosis. “Nothing to worry about” is not a practical advice. Liver suffer in silence; therefore, there are no severe pain and other symptoms to push you to run to medical office or ER.
In the case of fatty liver, everyday some amount of liver cells die and replace by scarring tissue.
We have to stop this process. Some ideas are here

If you feel that I can be helpful for you, fill up the Biotherapy’s Patient Questionnaire and I will talk to you by phone

I do phone consultations all over the globe.

I wish good health.

Peter Melamed, Ph.D.
Biotherapy Clinic of San Francisco
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I can answer all questions about digestive health, especially in focus on the non-drug, non-surgery treatment. It includes healing diet, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, healing mineral water, abdominal massage, and cleansing techniques. All these practices are widely used by gastroenterologists all over the world.


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