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Can gallstones cause cancer?

The commonest Gall bladder cancer arises due to repeated inflammation of the gall bladder due to stones as evidence states. The modality of surgery changes if diagnosed as cancer.

Can surgery be done during pregnancy?

It is better to avoid surgery during pregnancy because of the surgical stress to the growing foetus. If emergency, then it must be done. Most of the evidence stated surgery in the 2nd trimester is safe. My personal advice is better to postpone surgery if gall stones are asymptomatic.

Can you lead a normal life without a gallbladder?

Gall bladder is only a storage organ and its does not have any function in production of bile. Post-surgery patient may have a little difficulty in digesting fat but not always. Yes, you can lead a normal life without a gall bladder.