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what causes gallbladder polyps and kidney stones

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Shouldn't worry: If you are asymptomatic, there's no need for concern. Polyps can be followed, hemangiomas are benign. Unless the kidney stone becomes symptomatic, tha ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Different kinds of stones. But thanks for asking. I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health.
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
No relation: Gallstones and kidney stones are formed from different type of materials. You may have an underlying metabolic cause for your kidney stones like hyper ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
No: Gallbladder disease cannot cause kidney stones.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Not related: They are not really related metabolically or anatomically. Gall bladder stones occur in part of the gastrointestinal tract and often contain high con ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Many pain medications can be used for kidney stone or gallstone pain, including vicodin. Please see your doctor before taking any opioid.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal?: Our gallbladder contracts after each meals.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Yes: Different plumbing systems, completely different organ connections.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: Kidney stone are usually very painful. Stones, gallstones and kidneys infections can all cause this kind of pain. See your doctor and get checked out.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
29 years experience Urology
Pain: Flank pain one either side is the typical pain seen with a kidney stones. Gallbladder pain tends to be under the rib cage on the right upper abdomen
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Sonogram or CT scan: Will confirm presence of kidney or gallstones. Sonography is probably better for identifying gall stones, is free of radiation ; is quite good at idti ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
If: It is large and is associated with a blood stream infection. It is unusual for a 4 year old to have stones unless there is an associated metabolic dis ... Read More
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