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Gall bladder stones 8mm what are the options for me

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Taylor
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Surgery or not: If the gallstones are causing symptoms, then surgery to remove your gallbladder is an option. If a gallstone blocks the bile duct, then you may also n... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
If symptomatic: Gallstones not causing any symptoms, such as being found incidentally during an abdominal ultrasound or ct performed for an other reason usually do no... Read More
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Wait and See: As many as 75% of people with gallstones never develop symptoms. Therefore, if you are incidently found to have stones and are symptom-free, it is bes... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Many possibilities: Gallstones can run in families, more common in women, more common in women who have had childbirth, and in some ethnic populations as some indians and... Read More
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Stasis: No one knows how they form, but it is speculated that it is due to stasis of the bile in the gallbladder and precipitation of salts. Very much like a ... Read More
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Component imbalance: The principal components of bile are water, bile salts, cholesterol and lecithin. Imbalance in these components causes precipitation and stone formati... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Depends: No pain, watch, wait and see. If you are having pain and symptoms then see your surgeon.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 24 years experience
Ultrasound: This is the best test for gallstones. An abdominal ultrasound will usually show gallstones if they are present in the gallbladder.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Avoid: Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Drink plenty of liquids. Eat healthy fruits & vegetables and smaller amounts of non-fatty meat or chicken. See a doc... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
If you have: symptomatic gallstones and you are a good surgical risk, best treatment is cholecystectomy. This is usually a laparoscopic procedure these days, and ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Low fat: 10 gram low fat diet is recommended. Avoid excess dairy products, fried foods, and fast foods as they are higher in fat content. Fat is the stimulus t... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orestes Pablos
General Surgery 61 years experience
Depend: The diet is just low in fat and to eliminate any kind of food that you do not tolerate. Many persons with g.B. Stones don't have food intolerance a ma... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Not that I know of: Foods and alternate non-medical cleansers do not resolve gallstones. There are medications (actigall) that may be prescribed for some people to try to... Read More

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