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gallstone pain with no gallbladder

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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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
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Genetics: In born error of metabolism. Your bile lacks an enzyme that keep cholesterol in solution and it precipitates out as gall stones.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
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
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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
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
55 years experience General Surgery
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
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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
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
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
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
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
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
13 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Narcotics: Unfortunately, once you start having gallbladder attacks, the only definitive treatment is surgery. Thankfully, this is a very simple, straightforwar ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eliezer De Leon
47 years experience Internal Medicine
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
38 years experience General Surgery
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
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
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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