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how to remove gallbladder stones

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Dissolution Therapy: Some small gallstones can be dissolved by taking a pill. However, the gallbladder is a gallstone "factory": if we just get rid of the stones and leav ... Read More
Dr. Peter Denk
20 years experience General Surgery
No effective way: Gallstones can't be removed or dissolved well with any medications or even lithotrypsy such as is used to break up kidney stones. Actigall (ursodiol) ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Although, not very successful, actigall (ursodiol) is approved for gall stone dissolution. I am yet to see a patient to have been successful with that ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes, but: Your gallbladder will continue to form more. So it doesn't make sense to do this alone. It has been tried before with no success.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
You may need an: ultrasound to look at the common bile duct followed by MRCP or ERCP if there is suspicion of retained ductal stone (choledocholithiasis). Talk to you ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: Removing gall bladder does not affect a person's health, other than the effects of anesthesia and surgical trauma. Wish you and your mother good heal ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Doesn't work: This alleged gallstone flush results in the passage of concretions of oil that pass through the GI tract and are excreted in to the toilet, looking li ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
17 years experience General Surgery
You can't: There are all sorts of old wives tale remedies out there for gallbladder stone, but science shows that once a patient has symptoms from gallstones, th ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
They usually don't: Gallstones can be large or small; most of the time they stay within the gallbladder, causing pain by blocking the outflow tract, called the cystic duc ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Same thing?: Gall stones and gall bladder stones are the same thing.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Symptoms from stones: Stones in the gallbladder are usually symptomless (often diagnosed by chance by imaging or other evaluation) unless they migrate into the neck of the ... Read More
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