Gallbladder disease: will I need to have my gallbladder removed?

man holds stomach because of pain from gallbladder disease

If you haven’t experienced them for yourself, you’ve probably at least heard of gallstones. You may even know someone who has had their gallbladder removed. But the overarching topic of gallbladder disease can be a confusing one, as it refers to a number of different conditions affecting the gallbladder.

In this blog article, we’ll break down the main conditions that fall into the category of gallbladder disease. We’ll discuss the risk factors and symptoms, and dive into when surgery is necessary—and what to expect if you need it.

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Patient testimonial: Greg Dominick

For many, a hospital is a place where you go when you’re sick. And if you’re fortunate enough to rarely get sick, then a hospital is a place you might not find yourself frequently visiting. For Greg Dominick, Logansport Memorial Hospital was a place he knew he could go if he needed it, and when he did – he was able to access all the different components of the care he needed, right here at home.

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The signs of appendicitis everyone should know

Knowing the warning signs of appendicitis might help you avoid experiencing even worse symptoms or needing to get emergency care for a burst appendix.

Worried you might have appendicitis?Call your doctor right away or go to the nearest Emergency room

Nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, bloating, fever, sudden pain around your belly button ... sometimes, that pain you’re feeling is more than your average stomach ache.

Keep reading to learn more about appendicitis, what to watch out for, and how doctors treat the condition.

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Diagnostic imaging exams explained

Ever wonder why your doctor recommended that you see a radiologist to get a diagnostic imaging exam? Providers order these procedures whenever they want to understand better what is happening inside a patient’s body—without doing surgery.

If your physician thinks that you might have a specific condition, disease, or injury, sometimes they can use your imaging results to strengthen their diagnosis. With this added information, your care team can provide a more personalized treatment plan to help you.

The type of imaging exam that most people are familiar with is an X-ray, but there are many other varieties, and each is used for different purposes.

Read on to find out more about X-rays and other common types of imaging exams. Plus, learn the typical reasons why doctors order them.

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Myth buster: why you're avoiding a colonoscopy

You have probably seen it before... a social media post highlighting colorectal cancer awareness month. Did that Facebook post encourage you to get a colonoscopy? Chances are, probably not. The fear and myths associated with colonoscopies tend to shy people away from getting the very necessary screening that could save their life. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women, and more than half of those cases could be prevented with proper screening. 

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