Can Having Your Gallbladder Removed Cause Elevated Cholesterol Levels One Year After Surgery?

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Can Having Your Gallbladder Removed Cause Elevated Cholesterol Levels One Year After Surgery?

Does having your gallbladder removed effect cholesterol levels?

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Hi Obrncda,

Mostlikely not. Bile is produced by the liver and involved in fat digestion, including cholesterol. This bile, which is produced by the liver, is typically stored in the gallbladder until it's needed. However, the liver generally produces enough bile that no longer storing bile in the gallbladder should not have an impact. I encourage you to consult your physician to determine the cause of your elevated choelsterol and appropriate treatment steps.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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