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Meg wrote at 2007-11-27 05:35:31
Hi, my name is Megan and I am 17 weeks pregnant. I also just had my gallbladder removed 5 days ago. After losing 40 pounds and being unable to eat anything, my OB suggested it be done for the baby's sake.

I feel much better now. I can already eat anything I  want and the baby is healthy with a strong heartbeat.

Look at it this way, if you cant eat, you cant supply nutrients to your baby...that will cause more damage in the long run. If you dont have the surgery you will hurt your baby. Its a risks vs. benefits situation. The benefits outweigh the risks I promise you.

zippyzion wrote at 2012-02-04 15:35:07
I would agree and my opinion is that your body is still in its most normal state uterus is not so enlarged as in later stages of pregnancy....I have a friend whose daughter is going through the same thing except much more severe symptoms...I think you will have a happier and healthier pregnancy to go ahead and have it trust the Lord to take care of your baby he/she will be fine!

Hadmineremoved wrote at 2013-09-02 22:46:19
Ask for an ERCP. It is like an endoscopy , but they can remove the stones blocking your common duct with it before the surgery. I had my liver enzymes to the roof, couldn't eat or drink anything without puking for a week,so I ended up in the emergency room. My hepatic duct was blocked, so they did the ERCP and unblocked my duct so the bile from the liver could flow. I felt 70% better right away. I was able to eat soft foods and the nausea was almost gone. I still had my huge stone in the gallbladder but no pain. They gave me the option to go home and had my scheduled surgery 2 weeks later or had it removed right away. I had it removed the next day, just because I was already at the hospital and didn't want to take time off work twice. I am sure in your condition, they can do the ERCP now to help your liver, and hold off the surgery for after the second trimester. But, definitely get something done. You don't want your liver to get worse and then your pancreas to be affected, and get a full blown infection. When they took my gallbladder out, the surgeon said it was really infected. Good luck!

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