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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
IT DEPENDS: Not all diseased gallbladders have stones. About 10% of gallbladders removed, due to symptoms , have no stones. They just fail to empty appropriatel ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
DIStended?: The gallbladder's function is to store bile. A distended gallbladder is simply one filled with bile. We can see distention in many different condition ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Brzezinski
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is often a very painful condition requiring hospitalization and IV pain meds. Gallstones, and not sludge can be a common cause as can ex ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Need whole story: Doctors make diagnoses and suggest therapy. Some patients choose not to follow advice=non-compliant. Some may have mental health and psychiatric illn ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Gallstones: diet and some medicines can help like actigall (ursodiol)
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Surgery is best: In general, once you start having issue with your gall bladder, it will keep bothering you until you remove your gall bladder. Laparoscopic cholecyst ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Possibly: If there are no stones and the symptoms are manageable then surgery is not required.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: Diet, fluids, antibiotics. Sounds like ulcer disease.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Good luck ...: Dissolution therapy with oral bile salts is slow & prolonged (6-12 months) and often unreliable (low efficacy unless stones are pure cholesterol stone ... Read More

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