I was diagnosed in 2/2012 after 16 addl ER visits due to gallbladder problems they finally removed my gallbladder. According to the surgeon who preformed my surgery, I was made to suffer un-necessarily long. He said it should have been removed within the first 3 visits. I had quite a few gallstones. I am on SS Disability for back/neck issues and asthma and thyroid issues. The ER doctors ordered tests which were not necessary and which Medicare did not pay for. They did a CT scan, numerous chest xrays, and numerous sonograms in addition to blood work and urinalysis each time. If I were you, I would have it removed as soon your insurance or finances will allow. DON'T suffer needlessly as I did. I now have a huge medical debt which I have no idea how I will be able to pay. For instance, one ER visit I was billed $11,000 + and another was $13,000 + .... my insurance only paid a couple of hundred dollars on each of these. The lowest bill was close to $1000 which insurance only covered (again) a few hundred. My surgery was almost $35,000 .... for that, I only owe $55.00 go figure!
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