My 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th liver/gallbladder flushes were perfect but I had a little trouble with the last one. What happened was about 10 stones got lodged in my common bile duct and I did not pass them. This caused the liver bile to back up which caused problems. I had a ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)at the hospital which was followed by removal of 10 gallstones. Phew...
But, now I'm back to several Dr.'s suggesting that my gallbladder has to be removed because it could happen again as I have a few stones left, the exact number or size is not known. The problem is that if I do another flush and stones become lodged in the common bile duct again I have to go through the process again which is very taxing to say the least.
The only reason I can think of for this happening is that I had cut down the epson salts to 1/2 tbls and maybe didn't drink all the 1/2 cup of olive oil/lemon juice, plus I was stressed at the time.
Needless to say I would certainly prefer not to have the gallbladder removed, yet, I can't run a risk of not passing stones. It was odd that I have passed 350 -400 stones with no trouble at all. They did not tell me how big the stones where that did not pass.