I am a 36yo male who had my gall bladder removed 8 yrs ago. I had severe adomnial pains from a series of passing gall stones. Having it removed relieved me of all of my pain. Life after surgery has been pretty normal. You do need to watch your diet though afterwards. I found if I eat alot of greasy foods it passes right through me and have diareha. So eat a more healthier diet with lots of fiber.