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27 Oct 2006

Gallstones during pregnancy
I am 25 weeks pregnant. Through heavy abdominal pains discovered a gallstone. I have to remove my gallbladder before 28 weeks of pregnancy - will it be safe for the baby? Experts say its best to remove it now than wait for a possible infected gallbladder that might cause problems for the baby if I am in a later stage of pregnancy. I am still not sure what to do. Any advise?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

It is a problem either way, but probably safer to have it removed now, than have an emergency later. Abdominal operations can cause preterm labour, but there are drugs to stop this.

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