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Hello

Just got results of abdomen ultrasound. It shows gallbladder inflammation with no Gallstones. The pain is more of an ache and was wondering if I should adopt a watch and wait approach. I have been referred to a surgeon. Has anyone experience of inflammation going away on its own?i

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Good morning windynight,

May I suggest you have a chat with your GP or surgeon.

The surgeon can explain the benefits of surgery or indeed the 'watch and wait' approach that is sometimes a reasonable option.

If you have increasing pain, fever or vomiting, please be sure to seek medical advice.

Take care,

Trust9

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Thank you very much for your advice.

I had my gallblader out 4 weeks ago because they suspected cancer, I had no symptoms and they knew there were no gallstones but I was treated as an urgent case so only waited a few weeks from seeing the surgeon for an op date. I was initially watched and rescanned 6 months after original scan showed changes but once referred to the surgeon he wanted to crack on with the op.

Histology report came yesterday which showed chronic inflammation, phew.

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windynight in reply to bantam12

Thanks for your reply.Why did they suspect cancer whey you had no symptoms. Was your scan for something else?

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bantam12 in reply to windynight

I have regular scans because my liver enzymes have been out of whack for years so my Gastro keeps an eye on things, the gallbladder changes and a suspected polyp showed up last year on my routine scan, I then had a CT as there was a possibility of it being cancerous but they would only know for sure once removed. The chronic inflammation is likely due to me having autoimmune problems but the offending article is now gone and strangely although I had no noticeable symptoms I do feel better than before.

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windynight in reply to bantam12

Thank you. Wishing you the very best of health for the future.

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bantam12 in reply to windynight

And to you.

Thank you. Wishing you the very best of health in the future

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