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is surgery needed for gallbladder polyps

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Rarely: Polyps are usually incidental findings on gallbladder ultrasounds. Surgery is recommended when they are larger than 1 cm. Sometimes it is difficult ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Gallbladder polyps: Are actually made of cholesterol crystals, so answer is yes if you are having symptoms. Conversely, if you are having no or minimal symptoms, the ans ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Gallbladder disease: Are you having any symptoms of gallbladder disease? If you don't have any symptoms why would you need surgery?
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Gallbladder polyps: gallbladder polyps are fairly common. When small, <10 mm, they are very unlikely to harbor malignancy. If they are present with gallstones, and you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Clinically, the incidental US finding of gallbladder polyps should not be directly related to testicular cancer. Instead, such finding may be associat ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
See your GI doc: It sounds as if your bile duct is getting obstructed and the bile is backing up into the liver and therfore spilling over into the blood stream where ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Internal inflammatio: You could have had internal inflmmation.This woudl cause the body to heal and adhesions occur.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
I would: You probably have hyperparathyroidism. After returning to normal i would remove your gallbladder as this can potentially cause in a life time a lot o ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Polyps: If I was symptom free I would probably decline surgery and go on a diet to try and prevent further symptoms. Good Luck
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Polyps: Has your doctor talked to you about gall bladder polyps? If not you must see the doctor! If the doctor has told you that surgery should be done pleas ... Read More

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