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Gallbladder polyps removal

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
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
General Surgery 57 years experience
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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
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
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
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
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Gallbladder polyps: Sometimes. Sometimes larger polyps can become malignant.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Nope: Gallbladder polyps are not uncommon and usually don't cause problems.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
See below.: Gb polyps affect 5% of the adult population. Exact cause is not known but related to age and presence of gallstones which in turn is related to obesit... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Taken literally: Only the number. But both conditions, regardless of number of polyps, is abnormal. Gallbladder polyps, unlike others in the GI tract, are formed by ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Yes you should: Have the gallbladder removed. Small polyps (<1 cm) can usually be followed with routine imaging to make sure it is not growing. If it is causing p... Read More
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