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I recently had a sonogram done found cyst 2.4 cm, one gallstone, everything else came normal. Should I worry?? Thanks

I recently had a sonogram done found cyst 2.4 cm, one gallstone, everything else came normal. Should I worry?? Thanks

Cyst and gallstone: Where is the cyst? What are its features.? Simple cysts with thin walls are not worrisome. Complex cysts with thick irregular walls are worrisome. Liver and kidney solitary cysts are common. Pancreas cysts are uncommon and worrisome. One gallstone could cause a future problem. Modify diet to low fat low cholesterol. ...Read more

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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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M/32. Gallstone 2 cm diagnosed in 2016, no other gallbladder abnormality. Am I at immediate risk of gallbladder ca. Or can I wait with surgery year or2?

M/32. Gallstone 2 cm diagnosed in 2016, no other gallbladder abnormality. Am I at immediate risk of gallbladder ca. Or can I wait with surgery year or2?

Maybe...: It all depends on whether that stone decides to move and clog your bile duct. That is what commonly causes the pain and the need for immediately surgery. Try to avoid eating fried, greasy, fatty foods. Make sure you keep your appointments with your doctor so that they can monitor the stone. ...Read more

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Sorry. 8mm gallstone, not 8 cm?

Sorry. 8mm gallstone, not 8 cm?

Surgery if symptoms: Gb surgery would be appropriate if you have symptoms. Just having gallstones does not require any therapy. Once symptoms start, however, they continue and slowly worsen over time. In the worst case, the gallbladder can become gangrenous and rupture causeing the need for an emergency procedure. If symptoms start, therefore, you should have the surgery early, electively before a disaster happens. ...Read more

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I'm 32. This year I was diagnosed with gallstones, the largest is 2 cm. Gallbladder wall normal. Should I have my gallbladder removed?

I'm 32. This year I was diagnosed with gallstones, the largest is 2 cm. Gallbladder wall normal. Should I have my gallbladder removed?

Not yet: Many people have gallstones and have no symptoms, these people require no intervention. Others who have abdominal attacks that increase in frequency and intensity, will cause a more urgent evaluation by surgery. if pain is severe persistent or associated with fever surgery becomes more emergent. ...Read more

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Can thickened gallbladder wall and gallstones cause spleen to enlarge to size 17 CM?

Can thickened gallbladder wall and gallstones cause spleen to enlarge to size 17 CM?

Gallbladder: Thickened gallbladder + gallstones in the absence if symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting associated with meals= chronic gallbladder disease. This may or may not be related to the enlarged spleen. Certain hereditary diseases such as hereditary spherocytosis may be associated with spleen enlargement and gallstones. See your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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My mother aged 54 found to have 2 gallstone of size 1.5 cm during normal sonography. She don't have any pain or symptoms. What should be done?

My mother aged 54 found to have 2 gallstone of size 1.5 cm during normal sonography. She don't have any pain or symptoms. What should be done?

Possibly nothing: Gallstone surgery is generally quite safe. If no symptoms, then generally not indicated. But risk of removal after symptoms develop can increase ...Read more

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Went to ER and was discharged with pleurisy. Picked up my full records on my own & found that it said I have 1.7 CM gallstone. Should they have toldme?

Went to ER and was discharged with pleurisy. Picked up my full records on my own & found that it said I have 1.7 CM gallstone. Should they have toldme?

Preferably so: That being said, if the emergency department diagnosed and began treatment for the pleurisy before the gallstone information came back, then they would only have discussed your pleurisy. The gallstone information would not have been available & would not have changed the treatment plan anyway. That's why it's important to keep followup appointments - to review update information. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm a woman, 37 years old. I have only one gallstone 1.5 cm. I am 160cm tall, 58 kg. What can I do. They told I have greenish liquids in my stomach?

I'm a woman, 37 years old. I have only one gallstone 1.5 cm. I am 160cm tall, 58 kg. What can I do. They told I have greenish liquids in my stomach?

Depends.: If the stone is not bothering you most would say leave it alone. Others (me as well) would tell you that gall bladder cancer is rarely found without stones. You are young and can have the stone for many years without symptoms, then trouble can start. I would discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Gallbladder without gallstones but with a few small hyperechoic nodules along its inner wall largest measuring 0.8 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm compatible with small polyps versus adenomyomatosis. No Sxs. Treat?

Gallbladder without gallstones but with a few small hyperechoic nodules along its inner wall largest measuring 0.8 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm compatible with small polyps versus adenomyomatosis. No Sxs. Treat?

Adenomyomatosis: Rarely, adenomyomatosis can progress to form sinus tracts or communications. If no symptoms, monitoring is appropriate as there is no malignant potential and ultrasound is a reliable imaging technique for diagnosis. It is something to keep in the back of your mind and to provide when giving a medical history in the future. ...Read more

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My 89 year old mother had her gallbladder removed 10 years ago. She has a gallstone that is 8 CM in her bile duct. What is the best way to remove it?

Several options: An 8 cm stone in the common bile duct is extremely unusual but should be addressed quickly. There are two main ways of dealing with this, she could have an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and have the stone extracted thru the duodenum with an endoscope - she may need lithotripsy to break up the stone first; she could have surgery, probably open but possibly laparoscopic. ...Read more

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Abdominal MRI found a "fluid filled gallbladder with no gallstones" & a 1 CM cyst in liver-can it b cause of nausea, diarrhea, rt side pain for 3+ mos?

Abdominal MRI found a "fluid filled gallbladder with no gallstones" & a 1 CM cyst in liver-can it b cause of nausea, diarrhea, rt side pain for 3+ mos?

Unlikely: If you have no gallstones and your common bile duct is the normal size, then it's probably not your gallbladder. A small liver cyst is likely to be incidental, and probably wouldn't cause your symptoms either.
Go to see your local gastroenterologist for a further evaluation. ...Read more

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How fast can gallstones grow? Is it possible for them to get a lot bigger or grow to a large size within a month or two?

Not likely that: Gallstones grow rapidly within a month or two. Size of stones is not as important as the symptoms they cause, however. Multiple small stones can sometimes cause more problems than single larger stone. ...Read more

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Am 26yrs old and I was diagnosed with gallstones and I didn't know I had them but for the past two weeks I've bein having pain in my left lower side?

Am 26yrs old and I was diagnosed with gallstones and I didn't know I had them but for the past two weeks I've bein having pain in my left lower side?

May not be gallstone: Gallstones rarely cause pain in the left lower side of the abdomen. Only after seeing your physician or gastroenterologist will you be able to determine what your pain is from. ...Read more

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They told me I have gallstones now I have real bad diahrrea that just started tonight and I've been going to the restroom every two hours?

Call your doctor: Gallstones and diarrhea may or may not be related. With frequent liquid stools, it is important to drink plenty of nondairy fluids, such as juice, tea, or water. If you have belly pain or develop other symptoms, or diarrhea continues more than 24-48 hours, you should see a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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After a trip to the ER I found out I'm slightly anemic & have gallstones. Could the two be related?

Doubt it!: If the gallstones are confined to the gallbladder and there is no structural damage to the gallbladder, such as gb rupture or gallstone travelling down to common bile duct then anemia is not an asssociated finding. I would do further workup to find reason for your anemia. ...Read more

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I had gallstones & gallbladder removed two years ago, but I'm getting almost the same pains again above stomach and round to back and full up feeling.

I had gallstones & gallbladder removed two years ago, but I'm getting almost the same pains again above stomach and round to back and full up feeling.

Plz See GI Dr.: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include
labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. ...Read more

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Hi, I have gallstones in my gall bladder I suffer from pain that last for about two hours, but not very frequent. Will it come out through my stool?

Hi, I have gallstones in my gall bladder I suffer from pain that last for about two hours, but not very frequent. Will it come out through my stool?

Gallstones.: Being you're having symptoms, your stones are likely getting stuck as they try to leave the gallbladder. So it's unlikely that these stones will be leaving your body any time soon. You're experiencing biliary colic, and the solution will eventually be gallbladder removal. ...Read more

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I have had an aching under my ribs for two days and it hurts to breathe in, it hurts when laying down. I have gallstones, could be related?

I have had an aching under my ribs for two days and it hurts to breathe in, it hurts when laying down. I have gallstones, could be related?

Poss Gallbladder: Related if the pain is on the right side. Otherwise it is something else. A visit to your primary care can help sort this pain out. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I went to the ER two days ago with abdominal and back pain. Was told it was gallstones and follow up with a surgeon. Are there any nonsurgical options?

Yes, but: There are meds which can help prevent gallstone formation or help dissolve some types of stones, it takes a while for these meds to work and effects are not permanent and most of patients don't like them due to side effects etc for that reason if you have gallstones and they are causing symptoms then best treatment is removal of gallbladder. However talk to your doctor to discuss further. Thx ...Read more

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Why am I still exhausted two days after gallstone removal surgery via the throat?

Why am I still exhausted two days after gallstone removal surgery via the throat?

Expected: ERCP although might not look like much, it is still invasive and most of the time, it includes making a cut on the inside of your intestine. In addition, whatever caused you to get the procedure may still be lingering before you get better. Give it at least 6 weeks and see how you feel then ...Read more

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Had gallbladder & stones removed two months ago and pain is back on rhs agin. Also getting occasional sharp pain on lhs under ribs.

You may need an: Ultrasound to look at the common bile duct followed by MRCP or ERCP if there is suspicion of retained ductal stone (choledocholithiasis). Talk to your surgeon or family physician about the pains and radiological studies to rule out. Other things that can cause rib pain include blood clot in the lungs, intercostal muscle strain, rib sprain, scar tissue. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have gallstones that are 2.2 mm are those big?

I have gallstones that are 2.2 mm are those big?

No: But could give trouble, besides gall bladder attach, small stones could move into bile ducts, could cause pancreatitis, in some may not bother good luck. ...Read more

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I've got a 2.7cm gallstone. Can it become a problem & will it get bigger?

It can...: A 2.7 cm gallstone can become larger over time. Gallstones have the potential of blocking the cystic duct. This is the duct which bile from the gallbladder passes through on its way to the bowel to aid in digestion. When this happens, one can have upper right abdominal pain after eating fatty meals. However, many people have gallstone present which remain asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have my large 2.8cm gallstone removed without taking gallbladder out?

Is it possible to have my large 2.8cm gallstone removed without taking gallbladder out?

Well...: It is possible, and no reasonable physician would do it.
See, the problem is not just having gallstones, but the gallbladder and bile allow the formation of these... so it is likely you would produce many more...
The solution in a symptomatic patient is to remove the gallbladder. That is where the problem lies, and if it gets inflamed the surgery is urgent. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more