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Are there effective meds to dissolve and keep away gallstones?

Are there effective meds to dissolve and keep away gallstones?

Yes: Treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstones is cholecystectomy. But in some cases ursodiol can be used to prevent or dissolve very small stones. ...Read more

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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Is ursofalk effective to take to dissolve a 1cm gallstone?

Is ursofalk effective to take to dissolve a 1cm gallstone?

Ursodiol is: sometimes effective in dissolving small cholesterol gallstones in a functioning gallbladder. But dissolution takes a while, many months to years, and side effects include liver toxicity. Given these limitations, cholecystectomy is usually advised for patients who have symptomatic gallstones and are acceptable surgical/anesthesia risk. ...Read more

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Is their any meds u can take to dissolve gallstones?Can gallstones b removed without removing the entire gallbladder?

Is their any meds u can take to dissolve gallstones?Can gallstones b removed without removing the entire gallbladder?

No: The most effective treatment for symptomatic gallstones is to remove the gallbladder and the stones. Lithotripsy to destroy the stones and dissolution treatments have been tried in the past but are not successful. ...Read more

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What can I do to dissolve gallstones?

What can I do to dissolve gallstones?

Prescription: See your doctor to see if you are a candidate for medical therapy with something like actigall (ursodiol). Medications can take a few years to dissolve gallstones, does not work well for larger stones, and it does not work at all for calcified gallstones. Gallstones can also grow back unless you have surgery to remove the gallbladder & gallstones. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to dissolve gallstones?

None: Speak to your doctor, if you have no symptoms could be observed and have pain , fever , jaundice etc will need surgery . Gall bladder removal is a low risk amulatory surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a way to dissolve one's gallstones safely?

Not as good: Agree with dr. Cattano. Stones but no symptoms-no rx. Symptoms-indication for surgery to remove gallbladder. Passage of stone can cause pain, blockage of ducts, infection, and inflammation of pancreas; potentially serious problems, even fatal. Had stone attack and dissolve takes time -up to 2 years; risk of attacks in that time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural ways to dissolve gallstones?

None reliably: Over the years, I've had a lot of people come into my office after having tried various and sundry ways to try to naturally dissolve the stones. They are in my office because they didn't work. Now, there may be a secret method that works that I won't know about because those people don't come to the surgeon--but I doubt it. ...Read more

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Was anyone been able to successfully dissolve their gallstones?

Yes, to a point: Gallstones can be dissolved using chenodeoxycholic acid, but the treatment is long and expensive, and the stones return once treatment stopped. Home remedies like olive oil and lemon juice elixir do not work. It's best to ignore gallstones until they become symptomatic, when laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a generally safe procedure, is recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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