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    Keto diet can be rough on the gallbladder due to all the fats …Before my gallbladder being removed, eating fatty foods have me tremendous painful episodes.

    I would suggest you pick your fats less from meat sources.

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       I have a gallbladder stone, and I am on keto. I do have problems now and then, but it is usually not a fatty food that triggers it, but rather a fiber – in combination with fat – e.g., hot cocoa drink with heavy cream.

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        Yeah.. actually I'm in diet now with keto but not the strict one. I lost 6 kg in 1 month. It's slow because I have a PCOS issue.
        I never had any single attack since I was diagnosed with gall stone.

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          Nothing to fear, keep up doing it. Btw, 6kg in a month isn't slow at all. And if you do have gal attack, it would have probably happened with or without being on keto.

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            Yeah. I need to lose a few kilos. I'm not that big; I just want to trim down excess fat I gained when I got pregnant.

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              You are probably on a moderate low-carb, not exactly keto, but if your metabolism is healthy and you are not insulin resistant – which seems you are not since you can lose weight so quickly, that is perfectly fine. You will probably have all the same benefits of the diet.

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    The fat will cause you immense pain with gallstones, I know from experience. Demand it's removed, then keto on.

    It is super concerning to me that your doctors aren't recommending gallbladder removal due to those stones. Biliary blockages can be very dangerous. My mother ended up with renal failure, nearly died, and spent several weeks in the hospital, then on dialysis for months. I can't in good conscience not recommend you all get a 2nd opinion on this.

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      You should never go under the knife unless it is essential. Many people live with gallstones with minor or none of the issues. Many other people also pass their stones and are eventually free of them.

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        Yeah..some people have gall stone without even knowing it… I don't have any symptoms or any pain at all…that's why my dr. told me to observe first.

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          Don't fear fat; it will make your gallbladder busy, not allowing more stones to develop.

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        When I was diagnosed, I was told it would have to come out, and there were no other alternatives.

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          It depends on the size of the stone, and whether it is a single large one or cluster of small ones. I had mine diagnosed a year ago, about 8mm in diameter, which caused me some discomfort and pain about once a month. An Advil or two helped me go through the pain, which usually lasted for a few hours and I would be ok after that. Until the last time, when I had a severe pain, which required Tylenol 3.

          To my surprise, I had no single attack after that, so I hope that I have passed it, or at least part of it. I will confirm that at the end of this month, I have an ultrasound checkup scheduled. I don’t need to mention that I was on keto all this time (for 1.5 years now), and I had never had a problem after I ate fat, like bacon, for example. Most of the time, the pain was triggered by some high-fiber food, like cocoa, or instant coffee with heavy cream. I think the combination of high-fiber and fat was a problem in my case, but never fat alone. That was just my experience, but my point is that gallbladder stone doesn’t always have to be a doom that requires surgery. The pain I experienced was mild to moderate most of the time, except for that very last time, but I am sure it is still less painful and less invasive than surgery. I am not sure how common it is to pass the stones, but I can confirm that both my parents had gallbladder stones at some point (in their 40′ or 50’s), and they have both cleared them out eventually without surgery. Lastly, the stones that are fearsome are kidney stones, which are much much harder to pass, and attacks could be excruciating and dangerous.

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