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do gallstones go away

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is a serious illness, it can be life threatening. If your pancreatitis is caused by traveling gallstones, then cholecystectomy is indicat ... Read More
Dr. Michelle Gordon
20 years experience General Surgery
It takes time: The pancreatitis pain will go away with time and no eating for some time. I always do the gallbladder removal as soon as the pancreatitis resolves.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
VERY unliklely BUT: The standard treatment for gallstones is removing the gallbladder; i believe this should be the last resort rather than initial treatment. I've had ma ... Read More
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Not very: Likely. You may try to modify your diet or take ursodeoxycolic acid. But success is limited.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Not exactly: If only the stones are removed, the gb, where they formed, would allow new stones to form and cause new trouble. This is the reason the gb and the sto ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
Yes: In fact, that is the treatment for gallstone pancreatitis. Gallstones form in the gallbladder and there may be a large number of them. Only takes one ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience Family Medicine
Relax gallbladder: Go see your family doctor. They can give some medication to take before meals to relax your gallbladder. Usually you end up having your gallbladder re ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
See your OB/GYN: They can ultrasound the baby and your gall bladder to see where the pain is coming from.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antony Joseph
19 years experience General Surgery
Could be: Gallbladder disease is usually related to food intake especially after fatty meals , sometimes radiating to back .An ultrasound can rule out gallstone ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: We frequently find stones at autopsy on very old people with no history of any issues. However, you have known stones and you may start to have proble ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends entirely: Upon degree and acuity of inflammation. Biliary colic can be intermittent, but it usually lasts 6-8 hours. If gallbladder becomes acutely infected a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Many try...: ...Some succeed. Gallstones do not require rx unless symptoms develop. If they do, it is difficult (if not impossible) to predict when 'the next atta ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
38 years experience General Surgery
Call your doctor: Gallstones and diarrhea may or may not be related. With frequent liquid stools, it is important to drink plenty of nondairy fluids, such as juice, tea ... Read More
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