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Gallbladder Removal Surgery, what causes thickened lining?

By Anonymous May 9, 2011 - 9:10am
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I've experienced multiple episodes (around 10) where I've had to be hospitalized following severe nausea and vomiting. Finally this last time they did an abdominal ultrasound and found my gallbladder lining was excessively and abnormally thickened and WBC was high, however no gallstones were found. The doctor said thickening could be acute, however has said we should just remove my gallbladder without further testing - and as soon as possible.

What causes the thickened lining? It seems gallbladders are removed usually for gallstones, however none were observed. Should I have more testing or just move forward? I'm pretty certain it will help all of my symptoms, but as surgery will be within the next week, should I be asking more questions? It's hard to think of everything to ask at the first meeting with the doctor, now I'm scheduled for surgery. For example, surgeon said thickened lining may prevent them from removing it laprascopically. Should I be concerned?

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