Just diagnosed today: GALL STONES; Help!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-07-2008
Just diagnosed today: GALL STONES; Help!
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Sat, 10-22-2011 - 1:09am

I'm 43.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 8:59am

Hi there and welcome to the board. You do not mention anything about the symptoms of your gallstones. Are you having a lot of pain?

I have heard of the gallbladder cleanse, but have not known anyone personally who used it. I think you would be wise to consult your doctor to be sure that it can't harm you. You can find many sites online that claim it works miracles, but there is not much scientific evidence -- a lot of hype, but little proof. That does not necessarily mean it doesn't work, just that no one in the scientific community has chosen to study it.

I think I would not try the cleanse until after the colonoscopy even if you decide to go ahead and try it.

Please keep in touch and report back on what you decide to do and how you are getting along.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-07-2008
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 9:43am

No, I'm not having the typical gallstone attacks that are common.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-09-2002
Wed, 10-26-2011 - 11:29pm

I was having pain