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I had a CT of chest with contrast done. Incidentally, they found gallstones. But I'm asymptomatic. What should I do?
I have asymptomatic gall stones which were discovered in a random ultrasound test. Should i go in for a glall bladder removal even if I have no pain?
I have a single asymptomatic gall stone of size 1.5-1.6 mm since last 25 yrs. D size of d stone is constant from 2004 .No symptoms. I live in N India?
Stable gallstone: Many people live all their lives with gallstones and never have problems with them. There is no way to predict whether you will have trouble from your gallstone. It may enlarge. Sometimes they migrate into the small duct and get stuck, causing pain and blocking normal liver drainage, resulting in the need for surgery to remove the gallbladder. No need to do anything unless you have pain. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer