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are gallbladder polyps dangerous ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Gallbladder polyps: Sometimes. Sometimes larger polyps can become malignant.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What are some common reasons I might have developed gallbladder polyps?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See below.: Gb polyps affect 5% of the adult population. Exact cause is not known but related to age and presence of gallstones which in turn is related to obesity as well.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Most are not cancers, but cancer can develop from polyps. Monitor with SONO; > 1cm consider surgery
Jan 7, 2012
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A 46-year-old female asked:

Gallbladder polyps in 46 yr old noticed 6 yrs ago one was 3mm now 6.5 over 6 year period is that bad top surgeon says no

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
1cm is cut-off: Any unknown lesion that grows, until characterized as benign, is of concern. Gallbladder polyps that double in size in 6 years certainly raise such concern. Your surgeon is likely taking your age into consideration, as well as citing a cut-off of 1cm for polyp size at which point the polyp(s) warrants cholecystectomy. Close follow-up by surveillance ultrasounds is recommended at the very least.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How are multiple gallbladder polyps and solitary gallbladder polyps different?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Taken literally: Only the number. But both conditions, regardless of number of polyps, is abnormal. Gallbladder polyps, unlike others in the GI tract, are formed by cholesterol crystals. So if you have symptoms with either finding, your gallbladder is the likely source of it. Ask the doctor who ordered the test to see if you are a surgical candidate.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Gallbladder polyps, what should I do for treatment?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
How big it is: Treatment is based, it has higher incidence of malignancy if it is 2 cm or more , smaller polyps could be observed with out surgery, , if size is increasing then gall bladder removal is indicated.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

Should I be concerned about having gallbladder polyps with largest measuring 0.8 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm ?

5 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
True polyp yes: 90%of polyps are actually a stone stuck to the gallbladder wall. So true polyp is rare,but if it is a true polyp ,it has to be removed.because most true GI polyps could turn to cancer. So depend on your symptoms,my advice removed the gallbladder.

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