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A 52-year-old female asked:

i have gallstones, need gallbladder removed, heard drinking apple juice, olive oil n lemon juice passes the stones, one is very large. does it work?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
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 like "stones". The only way to actually remove the stones is to surgically remove the gallbladder. We could only wish it were that easy. Hope this helps!
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: No. It's an often mentioned home remedy that does not work. And it tastes nasty too! Spare yourself.

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