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Do i need to drink medicine for my gallstone or just leave it alone if asymptomatic?

Do i need to drink medicine for my gallstone or just leave it alone if asymptomatic?

If you truly have: no pain or indigestion when you eat, you can leave it alone. Dissolution of gallstone with oral meds is marginally effective at best, and only effective under certain restrictive conditions. ...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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Whether size of the gall stone bother for asymptomatic gall stones? I ws discovered multiple stones with d largest measured 12mm.Help me. Im confused.

Size matters: Many people have gall stones that do not cause symptoms. They can cause pain when they get "stuck" in the neck and block the flow of bile. That is more likely to happen the larger they are. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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What's an effective treament for a gallstone naturally?

I don't know: What you mean by naturally, but the only proven method of treating gallstones is surgery. ...Read more

Asymptomatic (Definition)

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