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Alternative Treatments For Gallbladder Polyp
If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it
is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
No: There is no other treatment for these polyps. ...Read more
I'm 23 yrs. My USP report detected 5 mm immobile echogenic focus noted along the wall of Gall bladder (Gall bladder polyp).Suggest treatment or tablet?
None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read more
I've had nasal polyps for 15 years now and multiple surgeries that don't seem to work- any alternative treatments?
Had another u/s gallbladder polyp went down from6.5 mm to 4 mm is that good and had borderline mild fatty liver lost 25 lbs but still there why?
Monitor: Polyp that size is very unlikely to be a cancer. 1 cm or greater generally point of concern. Can monitor with sonograms over time at this point. Additional tests like ct or MRI not warranted at this time. Borderline fatty liver is improvement for you. Meds or alcohol, high fat or high carb (simple sugars) can add to it. ...Read more
U/s showed several 2-3mm gallbladder polyps. Nausea and pain under right rib cage for 3 months. Should it be removed since there's so many?
Abdominal surgeon: I recommend a consultation with an abdominal SURGEON in view of your symptoms. Gall bladder polyps are often silent and are followed by serial ultrasounds to assure stability. You may have associated sludge and gall bladder dysfunction or the polyps may be more complicated and causing symptoms. Gall bladder removal will spare you of continual follow-up, also. ...Read more
Gallbladder: If you develop symptoms, most surgeons will probably remove the gallbladder ...Read more
No.: Gb polyps are usually incidental findings on ultrasound that require no treatment unless they are >1cm. However, a gallstone adherent to the wall of the gb can resemble a polyp; therefore, you may have gallstones. I advise you to see a general surgeon: if your symptoms are classic for gallbladder disease, further testing or surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
Gallbladder polyps: GB polyps less than 5 mm are almost always benign and caused by cholesterolosis. A followup ultrasound is advised after a year to ensure not growing. Polyps 6-10 mm. Need more close followup, 3 and 6 months, then yearly. Polyps 10 mm and larger may be cancerous, 20 mm and up almost always malignant. Yours is tiny, no worry, do US in a year. If you have pain, you should see your provider. ...Read more
Unlikely...: Gallbladder polyps are often found incidently on imaging studies, and as such are typically painless. Seldom does the gallbladder cause pain in the right pelvis. Gallbladder symptoms more typically locate to the right upper quadrant and epigastrium with radiation to the right scapula. See your doctor about your symptoms please. ...Read more
I am petrified and crying I have gallbladder polyps for over 6 years with one that went from 4mm to 6, 5 mm in that time. I am scared its cancer?
Have same gallbladder polyps for 6 years in those years one grew from 4 mm to 6.5 and I am opting for removal how likely would this be gallbladder cancer I am 46?
Low probability: Gallbladder polyps are typically stones that are forming in the wall of the gallbladder. Gallbladder cancer is very rare. I would recommend not worrying too much about the possibility of gallbladder cancer. You say you are scheduled to have your gallbladder removed. They will test the gallbladder after it is removed. The pathologist will give you a report. ...Read more
Do not worry: I would repeat sonogram in 6 months in the same facility so they can compare the studies. Is polyp is increasing in size or is more then1cm - recommend gallbladder removal. In my experience most of them turn out to be a soft gb stone. If you having symptoms of typical for gallbladder stones ie. Right upper abdominal pain, pain radiating to right back or shoulder then etc. Then remove it sooner. ...Read more
Surgery.: If it is felt that the pain comes from gallbladder you do not have many options but to have gallbladder removed. ...Read more
Asking again have gallbladder polyp u/s every year no changes since found 2009 tomorrow is yearly how likely changes?
Gallbladder polyp: Depends on symptoms and size of polyps. If no symptoms and polyps are less than 10mm in size, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recommends annual ultrasounds. If polyps increase in size surgical removal of gallbladder is recommended. In one large study about 3.5% of polyps increased in size within a year. Yours seem stable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I have had gallbladder polyps for 6 years skipped u/s last year last one two years ago 1 polyp wenr from 4 mm to 6 in 2 years on u/s now is that bad?
No: Generally gallbladder polyps are observed unless they are larger than 1 cm (10 mm). On ultrasound measurements, changes of only 2 mm in 2 years can even be the difference from one observing radiologist to the next as to how they measure things. ...Read more
Yes, both.: Gallbladder "polyps" may be true polypoid lesions or cholesterolosis, related to fats in the gallbladder wall. Both lesions can "grow". If significant polypoid disease is found on ultrasound, most surgeons recommend cholecystectomy, as there is a small, but real, chance of true polyps becoming adenocarcinoma over time. ...Read more
Discuss with surgeon: Gallbladder polyps may be true polyps or may be stones forming in the wall of your gallbladder. Are you having symptoms? Have you seen a surgeon? I recommend you see a surgeon to discuss this matter further. ...Read more
Nothing to worry: 3mm polyp on the Gall Bladder is nothing to worry about. It is benign and need no treatment. Plyps larger than1 cm with co occurring gall stones in people over 50 may need Gall Bladder to be removed. Also if there are several polyps or appear malignant then need to have GallBladder removed too. Follow up with your Doctor, why the test was ordered and the symptoms. ...Read more
LOW RISK: The vast majority of gb polyps are indeed benign. Any polyp less than 10mm is considered inconsequential. Ultrasound annual monitoring of gb polyps is reasonable, at least to establish if they are stable and not enlarging. It would be reasonable to assume that a small and stable, or shrinking, polyp would be benign. ...Read more
What's the cure to GALLBLADDER POLYPS as seen in the HBT Ultrasound? They are multiple! Thank you for your answer.
Cholecystectomy: If the polyps are causing obstruction, then removal of the gallbladder. ...Read more