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i have a polyp in my gallbladder...would it be better to have the gallbladder removed instead of waiting to see what the polyp will do?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Gallbladder polyp can be observed with a repeat ultrasound in 3 to 6 months safely. Without stones, infection, or symptoms of biliary colic this is a fine option. Your doctor will help you decide if a surgery consult will be helpful.

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