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do you know are gallstone cleanses effective and just as effective as gallbladder removal?

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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
No: There is no effective non-surgical treatment for symptomatic gallstones.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Could iron-based formula be upsetting my baby's stomach?

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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: I think this is unlikely but commonly believed, there is less iron in formula than in breast milk for example. It is more likely to be some other issue... Such as lactose intolerance or perhaps milk allergy.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is a catheter needed for gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Ben Ferguson
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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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What might cause my stomach to feel hard and be sensitive to touch?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hard tender stomach: The most common reason for a hard (probably distended) stomach that is tender to touch is gas. With severe intraperitoneal infections or inflammation this can also happen, but with these your entire abdomen is hard and you know you're really sick. Gas will pass by itself in an hour or two. If the pain lasts more than 24-36 hours, get it checked.
A 22-year-old male asked:

I am having stretch marks all over my stomach . I used to be very fat but now I am healthy and not able to find any cure for this .Please help?

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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 51 years experience
Stretch marks: Think of stretch marks as a kind of scar. There is no cure for this problem which often looks better over time regardless of what treatment is used. Otc products such as Mederma are of no value.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Stomach hurts with queasiness. What should I take before my trip in am?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Antacid: Many people feel that taking some sort of antacid helps.

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