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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily.: Many people have gall stones and will never have problems. I would suggest removal if it starts giving you problems/sxs.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Gallstones are : amebasketinnable to laparoscopic intervention. Kidney stones are usually paases or removed by " basketing" using catheterization, lithotripsy or in ra ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Could try: A medication actigall (ursodiol) to see if the gallstone can dissolve. However can take 2-3 years for the medication to work, does not work for large ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
U Need2 Talk2 UR Dr.: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not require treatment. In fact, as many as 75% of people w/stones never develop symptoms. I ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Gall stones: They can't be.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eliezer De Leon
47 years experience Internal Medicine
No recurrence: Only if there is retained stone in the biliary tree.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Magic: Short of surgery there is no way to remove stone. Depending on type of stone it is possible to dissolve with medication, but medication must taken lif ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Single stone symptomatic recurrent cholecystitis age other risk factors.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Laparoscopic: Usually an outpatient laparoscopic surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder through 1-4 small incisions, usually less than an hour surgery, usuall ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scop ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See your surgeon: Wound infections after surgery need to be evaluated by the surgeon, may need open wound packing, and will likely need antibiotics to prevent worsening ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Dissolution Therapy: Some small gallstones can be dissolved by taking a pill. However, the gallbladder is a gallstone "factory": if we just get rid of the stones and leav ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Umbreit
13 years experience Urology
Can be normal: After removing a stent following ureteroscopy, it may feel like a "stone" is still there. This usually resolves within 48 hours and is a result of swe ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Jones
22 years experience Phlebology
No: Gallstones can be found incidentally in many people who will never have problems with them. If you aren't having symptoms and there aren't any concern ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience Radiology
Depends: What procedure you had, the results and your baseline health will determine when you can return to normal activities, including sex. Ask your surgeon ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Post surgery care: There are several possibilities, including passing a gallstone from the lower duct. If your pain is not controllable with your prescribed pain regimen ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Lap chole: Gall bladder surgery is usually a very common proceedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which a surgeon places 3 - 4 tiny holes in your abdo ... Read More
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
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
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Try medication: If you have a single gallstone that is not calcified, then a medication such as actigall (ursodiol) can dissolve some people's gallstones. But it may ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Best thing to do: Is to return to the surgeon who performed your gallbladder operation. It can be any number of post-cholecystectomy problems, such as retained stone, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
It is: It is possible if you developed it. You surgeon needs to find why. Is it cardiac, liver, kidneys, inflammation, etc. Talk to your surgeon.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not exactly: A gallbladder stone, because your gallbladder is gone, but you can form, and then pass, a biliary stone that forms in the common bile or common hepati ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Surgery to remove the gallbladder would not cause diabetes.

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