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Diagnosed with gallstones, experiencing weight loss. Is this common ?

Hi, my name is AAAA. I was recently diagnosed with gallstones. What concerns me is a weight loss that I have expirienced in last 6 months(around 10kg). I am feelin gallstones sympthoms for a year now, it s just that I didn t know what they were until 2 months ago. Is a weight loss common when you have gallstones attacks? I certanly eat less then usual, as I am afraid of getting the atack. Thank you in advance AAAA
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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Yes.The gall stones can result in weight loss.
Repeated attacks of pain associated with vomiting result in less appetite and also the fear of attack makes you eat less.Eating less results in a sustained weight loss over time.
However you must get your sugar levels checked as uncontrolled diabetes may also result in gradual weight loss.
You must consult a surgeon and opt for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
This shall get rid you of your gall stones as well as your symptoms.
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