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Are gallstones considered dangerous?

Are gallstones considered dangerous?

No. : If they are causing symptoms then removal of your gallbladder may be indicated. Otherwise nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are 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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I have gallstones but only have gotten about 2 big pains with it. Is it dangerous? Do I have to get them removed?

I have gallstones but only have gotten about 2 big pains with it. Is it dangerous? Do I have to get them removed?

It is recommended: You don't have to get your gallbladder removed, however after experiencing one attack of gallbladder pain the likelihood of experiencing repeat attacks increases. Therefore it is recommended to have your gallbladder removed after your first attack. The risks associated with elective gallbladder surgery are less than those of the possible complications associated with severe gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Are gallstones dangerous when pregnant?

Are gallstones dangerous when pregnant?

Not usually: Gallstones frequently occur during pregnancy and can become symptomatic. Despite this, surgical cure is usually held until after delivery, to avoid the side effects of an anesthetic to the fetus. Very rare instances exist where the gallbladder can become sick enough to demand emergent attention. ...Read more

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My mom has gallstones of 6mm.She is now 55.Is it dangerous for her.Is surgery necessary..

My mom has gallstones of 6mm.She is now 55.Is it dangerous for her.Is surgery necessary..

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. ...Read more

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Went to ER for indigestion like fullness, found out I have gallstones. While on cardiac mon. It showed 2 paired & 2 multifocal pvcs. Dangerous pvcs?

Went to ER for indigestion like fullness, found out I have gallstones. While on cardiac mon. It showed 2 paired & 2 multifocal pvcs. Dangerous pvcs?

PVC: Multifocal PVC and coupling on cardiac monitor should be followed up by 12 lead ekg and rhythm strip.Unifocal PVC upto 6 in a minute are acceptable. ...Read more

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Can not eating help gallstone pain?

Can not eating help gallstone pain?

Not the best: choice, especially after childbirth. Starvation is a very poor option. Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Eat healthy fruits & vegetables and small amounts of lean meats. That should help the discomfort. See a doctor or a General Surgeon regarding gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Can a calicifed gallstone cause pain?

Yes: Gallstones can cause pain when the GB attempts to contract to empty the bile it stores that the liver makes. The GB squeezes in response to a fatty meal to help digest your food. If you are having right upper quadrant pain especially after meals, see a surgeon to get evaluated. You may need surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a gallstone attack?

What are the symptoms of a gallstone attack?

Biliary Colic: Gallbladder attacks cause a very classic constant, noncramping pressure like pain in the right upper abdomen or mid-abdomen. The pain often radiates around into the right back +/-shoulder; nausea+/-vomiting+/-fever+/-chills may occur, as well. Typically the pain is precipitated by food, especially fatty/fried ones. Typical attacks may last hour(s) and often resolve as quickly as they begin. ...Read more

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Could someone possibly flush a 3cm gallstone?

Could someone possibly flush a 3cm gallstone?

No: The duct that connects the gallbladder to bile duct is usually no bigger than 5 to 8 mm. The muscles the open and drains bile duct into duodenum is barely 2to 3 mm. By simple mathematics, u can not flush 30 mm stone through. Also, having a stone bigger than 20 mm, puts u at higher risk for cancer and fistula (abnormal connection) to bowel. ...Read more

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