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Do I need to operate if I have gallstones

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alberto Abrebaya
28 years experience Podiatry
Asymptomatic galston: Gallbladder stones or calculi are common Although larger one are usually asymotomatc Because they can’t pass thru to the biliary duct. Elements suc ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Dietz
20 years experience General Surgery
Depends on symptoms: There's no need for any intervention unless she's having symptoms like pain or nausea after eating. There are medications that help break up gallst ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Dissolution Therapy: If mom is having pain due to the gallstones and felt to be a poor candidate for surgery, it may be worth trying to dissolve the gallstones using medic ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Difficult: Weight loss, exercise and some meds may help to disolve stones but it can take months and the meds are expensive. Further, the stones tend to recur w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
A what?: pleura covers diaphragm in the thoracic cavity. Usually no adhesions unless trauma or pneumonia etc. Most chronic adhesions are or become asymptomatic ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Symptoms: See your doctor for an examination. Do you have upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, pains after eating, abdominal bloating and gas? Do you have ga ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: You need to see your doctor to have this evaluated.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoid should at some point be evaluated by a co ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Hansen
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Endometriosis: The treatment for endometriosis depends on the symptoms, signs, and patient desires. At appointment your physician will evaluate you to see what your ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
21 years experience Family Medicine
Not always: Gallstones that are not causing symptoms and were just incidentally noted don't need any kind of intervention emergently. However, if there is nausea, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Laparoscopy: An expert in endometriosis treatment will be a specialist in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. I make the majority of my practice out of endom ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
ADHD: If you mean ADHD, then the reason you may need ot take pills is to help you focus. People with ADHD have a lot of trouble focusing on tasks and conver ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Reversibility: This is the best time for you to make lifestyle changes to reverse the course of sugar abnormalities. If you make the right changes, you can go back ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Appendectomy: First of all, your symptoms have to be diagnosed as appendicitis; classic signs and symptoms can indicate the diagnosis by physical examination. When ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Gall stones: Gall stones if these are asymptomatic do not need to be removed.Cholesterol gall stones can be dissolved with ursodeoxycholic acid, sometime you can g ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Only if Symptoms: App. 80% of people with gallstones never develop symptoms and need not have their gallbladder removed. However, once attacks begin, the only way to p ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: it depends on whether or not you can drive safely. If you cannot drive safely due to the pain, get a friend to drive you or call 911. Good luck.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Uncertain: What your question is. If you need to have gallbladder surgery due to gallstones that are causing abdominal discomforts, then yes, surgery may be indi ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
If it changes rx: In general a liver biopsy is useful to "stage" liver disease. It is the best way to assess how much damage hepatitis has caused to the liver. However ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Non-specific: Symptoms. Gall bladder disease has non-specific symptoms such as: pain, mostly on the upper right side of the abdomen; pain following meals, into ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Antibiotics: appendicitis comes in various forms where a mild inflammatory process can occur or performation and abscess develop. If symptoms are mild and the WB ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HEAD LICE: If you started having itchy scalp look for nits or eggs attached to hair strands near forehead, behind ears and nape. The nits will "pop" when alive ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Urgent care: You can go to an urgent care center. They are less expensive.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Symptoms & Signs: Kidney infection or pyelonephritis is usually associated with fevers, chills, pain on urination, lower back/flank pain, urinary frequency or urgency. ... Read More
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