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My father gallbledder have stone inside, found it after scan because he's suffering pain on his back and stomach, so, if operate is it ok? thx

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Dr. Joseph Maklansky
Radiology 24 years experience
Gallstones: Just because you have a gallstone it does not mean it is the cause of the pain. A ultrasound or hida scan may be helpful to see if the gallbladder is inflamed or if the stone is causing problems. A sonographic murphy sign ( pain during ultrasound of the gallbladder) is a very helpful sign. Correlation with liver fungallstone attacks are more frequent just after eating and when eating fatty foods.
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Possibly: Gallstones can certainly cause abdomen pain. In addition, gallstones are an indication that the gallbladder may not be working correctly. Sometimes the only way to know for sure is to remove the gallbladder and see if it helps. The surgery has a very low complication rate.

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