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A 22-year-old female asked about a 55-year-old female:

my mom has gallstones of 6mm.she is now 55.is it dangerous for her.is surgery necessary..

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: In general, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is safe & common, probably also in india. Depends on her overall health risks for an operation. Surgery usually only performed if it is needed to treat recurrent abdominal pains with nausea. Gallstones without symptoms can be observed without surgery.

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