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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
It can be.: This can be a bit of a misnomer since gallstones usually cause pain by blocking the opening of the gallbladder rather than being 'passed', like kidney ... Read More
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Dr. Adam Kopelan
25 years experience General Surgery
Usually painful: Pain is the most common symptom when passing gallstones. It is possible to have little to no pain though. The pain maybe mild or severe and associa ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: and the "consistency" would depend upon it's chemical structure (eg: BILE, CHOLESTEROL etc) Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Get evaluated...: If you are having significant pain accompanied by fever, vomiting, feeling very sick in overall it is time to go to the ED for immediate evaluation si ... Read More
Dr. Timothy Puri
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Get a workup asap: Gallstone pain is managed either with or without surgery. If the stone passes without any complications, you can sometimes avoid surgery. However, if ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
They usually don't: Gallstones can be large or small; most of the time they stay within the gallbladder, causing pain by blocking the outflow tract, called the cystic duc ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Gallstones: Once your biliary system makes gallstones it is ongoing. Passing the gallstones can be dangerous, if the stones get stuck in the duct system. I am not ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
C an upper GI specia: -list or general surgeon & get this question answered. Many gall stones R able 2 B removed by laparscopic means with short recovery time.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Some pass: Depends on size of stone and size of cystic duct and common duct. Most stay put and irritate! if asymptomatic, get through the pregnancy and then ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
25 years experience General Surgery
Extremely unlikely : Gallbladder flushes are an extreme form of medical quackery - they do not work. If your stone is not causing symptoms, then you're gallbladder does no ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Chronic constipation: Think about your colon! it has to move that heavy load of old stool. A bowel regimen can help. The goal is two soft bowel movements daily. Add water, ... Read More
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