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Gall bladder stones 8mm what are the options for me

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Taylor
21 years experience Critical Care
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 40-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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
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
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: No pain, watch, wait and see. If you are having pain and symptoms then see your surgeon.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Different: The usual treatment for symptomatic gallstones is removal of the gallbladder. Symptomatic kidney stone treatment depends on the stone composition, s ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See answer : Other than observation with pain management to allow for spontaneous passage of small stones, the 3 standard treatments are extracorporeal shockwave l ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
38 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: A ruptured gallbladder is a surgical emergency and requires urgent surgical management in the operating room.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: Irritation -cholecystitis Stones of several types -bilirubin. Cholesterol Stasis and obstruction Polyps Cancers
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Not related: They are not really related metabolically or anatomically. Gall bladder stones occur in part of the gastrointestinal tract and often contain high con ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Natural or medical: Small kidney stones can pass spontaneously - thus always drink lots of water. May be helped taking Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter. Larger stones ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Varies individually: Gallstones can be asymptomatic. If concurrent inflammation occurs can have right upper quadrant pain, nausea, vomiting, back pain, sometimes chest p ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Several causes: Generally increased saturation of urine with oxalates procedure is lithotripsy - the ultrasound breakdown of the calculi.
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Hydration: The best "home" remedy for kidney stone prevention is increasing fluid (primarily water) intake. Lemonade is also good for most people with stone dis ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Generally: Right upper quadrant post prandial abdominal pain with radiation to tip of right scapula with nausea and vomiting that lasts up to 6-8 hours. But th ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Billiary colic: Pain with gb "attacks" is usually related to fat containing foods like butter , but also can based on the severity of the disease can eventually be re ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Get a blood test: Get your blood and urine tested. Pain over the kidneys, blood in the urine, and generalized fatigue can be signs of kidney problems. Infection can cau ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
Urodynamics: Urodynamics refers to the process of testing the bladder for its ability to accommodate filling, the pressure at which it does so, symptoms that filli ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: The options to get rid of kidney stones include: 1) percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, 2) ESWL, & 3) transureteroscopic procedure, usually with h ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Cholecystitis: Inflammation of gallbladder usually caused by gallstones blocking bile duct. Symptoms includesevere pain in upper right or upper middle areas of abdom ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Different organ: Different pathophysiology. One condition has nothing to do with the other. The only link is that either condition can cause jaundice when the common ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Grow from nidus/seed: Which can be tiny stone formed in & kidney, mucus in bladder if enlarged with bowel or foreign body e.g. Indwelling catheter. Plus incomplete bladder ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
The more common ..: problem after gall bladder removal is diarrhea as bile is constantly flowing now into the intestine. Often, if constipation occurs it is related to th ... Read More
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