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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Close observation: Gall bladder polyps has potential for malignant transformation , prophylactic removal of gb is the treatment of choice , how ever could be observed an ... Read More
Dr. Leonard Metildi
45 years experience General Surgery
None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
How big it is: Treatment is based, it has higher incidence of malignancy if it is 2 cm or more , smaller polyps could be observed with out surgery, , if size is inc ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Polyps: Has your doctor talked to you about gall bladder polyps? If not you must see the doctor! If the doctor has told you that surgery should be done pleas ... Read More
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
No: There is no other treatment for these polyps.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience General Surgery
None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Steroids: Nasal polyps are very difficult to control. Oral steroids, nasal steroids and an allergy work up may be beneficial... Especially if you have an Aspiri ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Monitor: Polyp that size is very unlikely to be a cancer. 1 cm or greater generally point of concern. Can monitor with sonograms over time at this point. Addi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Abdominal surgeon: I recommend a consultation with an abdominal SURGEON in view of your symptoms. Gall bladder polyps are often silent and are followed by serial ultraso ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
True polyp yes: 90%of polyps are actually a stone stuck to the gallbladder wall. So true polyp is rare,but if it is a true polyp ,it has to be removed.because most tr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Can: Polyps are common. Can cause similar symptoms as stones. Polyps should be monitored by sono. If they enlarge or are >1 cm, gb should be removed-risk f ... Read More
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