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A 36-year-old female asked:

i have just found out i have gallstones. 2.8 - 5.4mm is there a treatment for this? or is the only option surgery?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Surgery is the only option. The endoscopic approach is used for more than 90% of cholecystectomies today. Many are done as outpatient or overnight stay. Doing it electively lets you schedule it at a convenient time for your schedule. Good luck.
Dr. Andres Katz
Vascular Surgery 49 years experience
Surgery: At your age eventually you will have problems. Every patient has to be considered individually.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Found out I have gallstones now waiting for a scan how long do I have to wait for an operation?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Unclear: Realize that many people have gallstones, but that doesn't mean you have to have your gallbladder removed. I notice you mention vomiting in your "CONDITIONS". But it is clear that gallstones are the cause of your vomiting. Be careful about going forth with a surgery unless it's clear the gallstones are causing problems. Is the next scan your waiting for a HIDA scan?
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A female asked:

I have gallstones,largest is 4cm, will it continue to grow while i wait on surgery?Is it still possible to do surgery with keyhole when it is this big

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes it will: most likely continue to grow but very slowly. Yes, laparoscopic surgery is possible. The surgeon will probably need to crush the stone in order to remove it from a small incision.

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