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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
It is recommended: You don't have to get your gallbladder removed, however after experiencing one attack of gallbladder pain the likelihood of experiencing repeat attack ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, I would : Say it is on larger side. But small stones can cause problems just as much as large stones. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder disease, you s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
See a surgeon: For a cholecystectomy. The only viable treatment, if it is required, is gallbladder removal.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Not exactly known: Exactly why people get gallstones is not fully known. Ethnicity, older age, female gender, hormone therapy, high fat diet, obesity, rapid weight loss, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Surgery: Gallstones are common. If they cause pain especially after you eat, surgeons will remove the gallbladder.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Treat gallstones: Laparoscopic (& rarely open) cholecystectomy is a common, safe (0.1% mortality rate, complication 2%), & effective treatment that also permits common ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Depends: Depends on the position, size and composition of the stones. Many non-obstructing stones in the kidney can be treated non-invasively with shock wave ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Only realistic way: Is to remove diseased gallbladder which made the stones in the first place. Oral dissolution is reserved only for those who are not surgical candidat ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Two ways: You can try to irrigate tonsils (for example with a water pik device) to clean out the crypts. The other option is to just remove the tonsils surgical ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try a Water Pik.: An oral irrigator or dental water jet device such as a Water Pik can be used to rinse out stones without traumatizing the tonsil tissues. Use the devi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
17 lb: This is the biggest i've seen -- alcoholic hepatitis. I believe this was a suicide-by-alcohol. Livers containing large amounts of metastatic cancer ma ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Simple as 1,2,3: See surgeon. Have surgery, get herniorraphy
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Work on butt muscles: People destined to get a big butt naturally, already have a naturally big butt. So naturally, they don't think about things like this. Of course, this ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Gallstones?: Not sure what you mean by 'stomach' stones. Gallstones form in the gallbladder and can cause stomach symptoms. This is treated commonly by removal o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There's no such : Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % will be fat from your hips. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Big calves: Choose different grandparents would be best way. But discuss with your Dr.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
28 years experience Plastic Surgery
Vague question: You will need to provide more info. Diet and exercise come to mind and time frame depends on the "problem" or source of the belly fat.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Not possible: Hernia is a defect ( hole) in muscle layer. It can only get worse with exercise, which people try to do to make muscles stronger to try to get rid of ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
By removing them: By surgery or lipo- suction.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Laser cryptolysis: Although tonsilloliths (stones) can have a foul odor, they do not necessarily contribute to bad breath (rosenberg m, ed. Bad breath: research perspect ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
INEFFECIENT: If your gallstones don't bother you, don't do anything. For symptomatic stones, surgery is the best option. Lithotripsy has not proved to be a good ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
No good answer: Penile enhancement surgeries are not a good idea in most cases. Additionally, there are no drugs or herbal remedies that will increase the size of on ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Benign: "liver spot" is the antiquated name for solar lentigo, which develop with age and exposure to ultraviolet light. Despite being a benign condition, som ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Didier
49 years experience General Practice
A health professiona: They can be usually removed by a professional by teasing them out with an appropriate instrument. Since they're caused by debris one way to try to pre ... Read More
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