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what's an effective treament for a gallstone naturally?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
I don't know: What you mean by naturally, but the only proven method of treating gallstones is surgery.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What sort of disease is a gallstone problem?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Depends: Many people who have gallstones are asymptomatic. However, if the gallstones get stuck somewhere, either at the opening of the gallbladder or within the duct that travels from the gallbladder to the intestine, problems such as pain, infection, and jaundice can occur.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik commented
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
If an obstruction becomes permanent, infflammatoin and infection of the gallbladder, pancreas, and liver can result in complications and diseases of all three organs.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the long-term effects of gallstone disease?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Pain, cancer: Associated with pancreatitis and gallbladder cancer and just pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can be done for a gallstone problem?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease, stones or passing a gallstone can feel like stabbing pain into your back. The severity can be so intense, like a heart attack. Fatty foods make it worse. Some positions can make it better. Your doc will get blood labs and ultrasound to make diagnosis. Risk/benefit analysis is usually in favor of laprascopic cholecystectomy.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can i delay gallstone symptoms?

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Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
General Surgery 38 years experience
Somewhat: A low fat diet may reduce the frequency of symptoms caused by gallstones. For small stones, using a drug called ursodiol, might reduce the frequency of symptoms, and may actually dissolve the stones ( although the stones frequently recur when the drug is stopped).
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is 2cm big for a gallstone?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, I would : Say it is on larger side. But small stones can cause problems just as much as large stones. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder disease, you should have cholecystectomy, ask your surgeon for specific recommendation.

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