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Person diagnosed with gallstones by an ultrasound, what other tests should be done to rule out other diseases to ensure it truly is gallstones?

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Dr. Matthew Lublin answered

Specializes in Surgery

An ultrasound is one of the best tests i medicine when it is used to diagnose gallstones. However, that does not mean you need your gallbladder removed. A gallbladder should be removed for symptoms - stones are not an indication for surgery.

Answered May 31, 2018

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Dr. Andrew Braunstein answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Labwork and upper endoscopy could rule out ulcers, or other stomach problems. A history of pain after fatty foods is usually enough unless you have other symptoms.

Answered Jul 21, 2013

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