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An Alternative Treatment For Gallstones Using Ultrasound
Is an ultrasound much more likely to detect a gallstone than an ordinary Xray? Also a gallstone can sometimes cause pain but can it ever create a serious medical problem if there is no treatment?
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Surgery not a must: Gallstones are very common and more common with age. Most of the time these cause no problems but they can become symptomatic and cause pain. At their worst they can cause gallbladder infection and pancreatitis. At times they block the biliary system. Surgery is done on an elective basis for most people with symptomatic stones and on an urgent basis for gallbladder infection/ inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it recommended to have gallbladder out if hida scan says your function is 30 percent and gb ultrasound says you don't have gallstones?
If you have symptoms: Biliary dyskinesia can cause typical gallbladder symptoms. If one has RUQ pain or bloating after meals or nausea or fatty food intolerance or any combination, and their gb function is less than 35%, then laparoscopic gb removal would be appropriate. You could delay intervention, if desired, by eating a low fat diet. About 10% of my patients don't have gallstones. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had ultrasound of my gallbladder, it showed that I had small gallstones, wall thickening, 5mm, and no pericholecystic fluid, choleystitis? no fluid?
Is it safe to do a liver cleanse when I have gallstones? 8mm gallstone found on ultrasound 6 months ago - just using "wait and see" approach with it.
Yes, possible: Other treatments may well be needed with existing, large kidney stones, but homeopathy may have potential in solving chronic tendencies towards making them: http://tinyurl.Com/mhjmoxg also there have been cases of existing stones successfully being expelled with homeopathic treatment: http://tinyurl.Com/kk78de6 several remedies can help with gall stones too, but you need a skilled homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An abdominal ultrasound in 2008 showed no gallstones.How long does it take for them to form and could I have them now causing problems?
Squeezing pain under right rib cage, also felt between shoulder blades. Ultrasound - no gallstones. PH test shows reflux. Reflux causing symptoms?
Sounds like it: It sounds like it. I recommend you work with an integrative medicine doctor or functional medicine doctor to find the root cause(s) of your reflux. In the meantime, I recommend you try an elimination diet. At least stop gluten and dairy for a month and see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more
My doctor confirmed with ultrasound I have one large gallstone in my gallbladder. Is my only option to have my gallbladder removed? Attacks nightly
Yes: Dear Sam, Gallstones is a common condition and is cured by removing the gallbladder. Your symptoms can continue to reoccur unless the gallbladder is removed. Thankfully the gallbladder is not a vital organ and people live a normal life without one. Avoiding fatty foods can also help reduce the symptoms of gallbladder pain as these foods stimulate the gallbladder. ...Read more
I was told I might have gallstones, but an ultrasound might take weeks to get. And the pain in my upper right abdomen is getting worse. What do I do?
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