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Sir i m 3o year old female.i have 13mm calculas in my gall bladder lumen.but it doesnot pain me.so is there any process except surgery?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Do nothing now.: A lot of people have gall stones and never have any trouble. If it does not bother you, don't worry about it. If it does become a problem, you can consider having your gall bladder removed. If your doctors think you should have that done at some point, they will say so, probably,
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Large studies have shown that gallstones that don't cause symptoms don't require operation. Most people don't, in fact. However, once you start having symptoms due to gallstones such as pain, nausea, vomiting or jaundice, those symptoms tend to worsen over time until gallbladder removal is necessary.

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