A 23-year-old male asked:
tiny polyp on gallbladder. wats this mean?
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General Surgery 56 years experience
observation needed: Small % of polyps will develop cancers , especially the large ones , small ones could be observed , if they are large ones ( 2 cm ) should be removed by cholecystectmy
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Could my pregnancy have lead to gallbladder problems?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: During pregnancy there may be significant alteration of function in your digestive tract. For those who have a familial tendency for gallbladder disease or development of stones, decreased mobility/increased stasis or slowing of your gallbladder function will often cause symptoms to appear for the first time. However, pregnancy itself does not alone cause gallbladder disease.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Does everyone show colon polyps symptoms?
3 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 39 years experience
NO they don't: Most people with colon polyps have no symptoms! that's why it is so important for people to get screened when appropriate. Generally when you are 50, and maybe sooner if there is a family history of colon polyps.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
I'm Asian am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
No: In general asians have a lower incidence of colon cancer and colon polyps than the average population. This is due to several factors including eating more fish and vegetables and less red meat.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
I'm indian am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?
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Geriatrics 40 years experience
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Is a catheter needed for gallbladder surgery?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ben Fergusonanswered
General Surgery 10 years experience
It depends: Whether a urinary catheter is needed depends on the length of the operation as well as surgeon preference. Sometimes a catheter is placed for the operation only and removed before a patient wakes up from anesthesia. If the operation is uncomplicated and only involves taking out the gallbladder, then this is usually short enough to not need a catheter.
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Last updated Sep 13, 2018
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