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Gallstone pain with no gallbladder

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
WhereTheWildGeeseGo: Because that's where they belong. It would be kinda weird if you had them in your head, right?But that aside, they're usually due to an imbalance of t... Read More
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Genetics: In born error of metabolism. Your bile lacks an enzyme that keep cholesterol in solution and it precipitates out as gall stones.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Gallstones: Gallstones with no gallbladder. There are different kinds and the can arise in the main canal between your liver and intestine . The cause is unknown ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 38 years experience
Usually infection: Gallstones can get left behind after surgery, that is the most common cause, they were there all along. It's easy for that to happen. If new gallstone... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Possible not in GB: Once gall bladder is out , no more gall bladder stones, before removal small stones could be moved into bile ducts, called retained stones, very rare... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 38 years experience
Possibly: The usual culprit here is that gallstones got out of the gallbladder before it was removed, even during the surgery. Rarely gallstones can form in the... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Surgery: Remove gallbladder and stones. If gallbladder is contracted it may indicate disease of the gallbladder.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Distention: A distended gallbladder without gallstones could be a normal variant or could be due to an obstruction in the biliary tract distally, however that wou... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irina Kovatch
Surgery 15 years experience
See below: It doesn't matter whether there is 1 stone or multiple stones in the gallbladder. If gallstones are causing symptoms, surgery is recommended, and it ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Narcotics: Unfortunately, once you start having gallbladder attacks, the only definitive treatment is surgery. Thankfully, this is a very simple, straightforwar... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eliezer De Leon
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
If known already: Stay away from fatty foods, i.e. Fried. When there's gallbladder disease with or without stones, my recommendation is to have it removed!
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Unknown: Gallbladder sludge can be related to not eating & dehydration & then resolve on its own. If the sludge is due to gallbladder dysfunction then it is un... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Not necessarily: If your gallstones are asymptomatic they can be watched safely. If you develop pain seek treatment sooner than later. If you are diabetic talk with yo... Read More
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