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What are the effects of removing a gall bladder?

Gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy, is a treatment option for people who experience frequent gallstones or other gallbladder problems, explains Dr. Barbara Bolen for About.com. Although the gallbladder is responsible for secreting bile when fat from digested food travels to the small intestine, the gallbladder is not necessary for living a normal life. Only about one-fifth of the people who undergo cholecystectomy experience serious problems after surgery.

Sources: mayoclinic.org, ibs.about.com

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