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I feel bad for your terrible itching.
And yes, when your gallbladder is removed and your bilirubin returns to normal you should no longer itch
I am a bit confused as to why the surgery is not sooner
and if you develop fever and pain, at least here, you would be getting your gall bladder out right away.
the fact is that if you have jaundice because of gallstones you should have a very low threshold for going to the Emergency department if you have any worsening, particularly worsening pain in the right upper area of your abdomen, or fever.
Unfortunately, there is not much to offer you for the itch besides antihistamines.
And I only wish they were having a better effect for you.
I don't know how much you can push for your surgery to be sooner, but if it were me that is what I would be doing.
I wish you a full and speedy recovery.
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