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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
More info: Sorry, need more information about what you are asking.

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fateh Entabi
12 years experience General Surgery
Expected: ERCP although might not look like much, it is still invasive and most of the time, it includes making a cut on the inside of your intestine. In additi ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Two possibilities: 1. "Ghost pain" from the AREA fwhich may have had some inflammatory reaction to your surgical procedure 2. the right upper side pain is due to some OT ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Early after surgery eat light and non-fatty foods, no heavy work or heavy exercise for 2 weeks or until alright by your surgeon. Once healed there are ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not necessarily: Gallstones don't necessarily need surgery. If you are having symptoms and have gallstones, surgery is likely necessary.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
None: Best way would be surgery with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Large gallstones do not tend to dissolve with medications.
A male asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, sometimes...: Ursodiol (Actigall) is a pill used to dissolve gallstones in patients who choose to not have their gallbladders removed or in those in whom surgery sh ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Anesthesiologist has many agents to control however! they will keep in normal range during surgery and recovery. The more you are in control ahead o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Many try...: ...Some succeed. Gallstones do not require rx unless symptoms develop. If they do, it is difficult (if not impossible) to predict when 'the next atta ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Temporary RX : Dissolution rx can be effective for small, non-calcified stones. However, the medication (urso) is poorly tolerated. Moreover, the gallstones will ret ... Read More
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