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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
ONLY: if you are having symptoms ("attacks") or STONES develop which could block your bile delivery system! Hope this helps! My opinion only!!!! Dr Z

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Observe or surgery: Gall bladder polys have high incidence of developing malignancy if they are 2cm or more, very small polyps could be observed, you don't have to deman ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Signifiicant: Get the gall bladder removed as soon as possible , incidence of malignancy is significant, bigger the size of polyp greater the chance of malignant tr ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Low probability: Gallbladder polyps are typically stones that are forming in the wall of the gallbladder. Gallbladder cancer is very rare. I would recommend not worryi ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
25 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Gallbladder polyps are benign and not dangerous. They don't cause pain or blockage. There is no reason to remove the polyp or the entire gallbladder d ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: usually both are done laprascopically (small incisions). Only difference will likely be the soreness from appendectomy will be less as the procedure ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
No: Past medical studies did not link gallbladder surgery to colon cancer. Most all of the bile is reabsorbed by the small intestine & returned to the liv ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Gallbladder polyps: Sometimes. Sometimes larger polyps can become malignant.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
observation needed: Small % of polyps will develop cancers , especially the large ones , small ones could be observed , if they are large ones ( 2 cm ) should be removed ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: There is an association with gallbladder polyps and gallbladder cancer which is very dangerous if left untreated.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
Nope: Gallbladder polyps are not uncommon and usually don't cause problems.
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