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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cholecystolithiasis

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My 4 year old daughter's liver enzymes are abnormal, and also has gallbladder stones. What could have caused that?

Hematology eval?: Gallstones in a 4 year-old are uncommon, but when they do occur, it is often not due to cholesterol stone like in adults. They may be pigment stones that result from abnormal breakdown of red blood cells. Hereditary spherocytosis and other disorders can do this and consult by a hematologist may help, as could a pediatric gastroenterologist/hepatologist. ...Read more

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What would cause lower right quadrant abdominal pain other than gallbladder stones?

What would cause lower right quadrant abdominal pain other than gallbladder stones?

Any number of: Conditions, such as appendicitis, kidney stones, ileitis, cecal diverticulitis, colon cancer, foreign body perforation, meckel's diverticulitis, ovarian cyst rupture, pelvic infection, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cancer, lymphadenitis, etc. And these are just the most common conditions. You need a doctor to figure it out for you. ...Read more

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My stomach been moving a lot i'm not pregnant i already had test done . I do have gallbladder stones and now cholelithasis is this what causes it?

My stomach been moving a lot i'm not pregnant i already had test done . I do have gallbladder stones and now cholelithasis is this what causes it?

Gallstones: Cholelithiasis is the medical term for gallstones. Symptoms from gallstones are generally upper abdomen and right upper abdomen discomfort with gas pressure feelings after eating, often with nausea or sometimes vomiting. I do not know what would cause feelings of movement. See your doctor to help identufy if your gallstones are causing your issues. ...Read more

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What are the best medications and diet choices for someone with cholecystolithiasis?

What are the best medications and diet choices for someone with cholecystolithiasis?

Low-Fat Diet: The presence of gallstones does not warrant any specific rx unless they are responsible for symptoms; if so, the most effective way to treat them is to remove the "gallstone factory", the gallbladder. A low-fat diet may help reduce the probability of an attack, although this is not foolproof. While there are medications to dissolve gallstones, they will return soon after the medication is d/c'd. ...Read more

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How can I disolve gallbladder stones?

How can I disolve gallbladder stones?

You can't: There are all sorts of old wives tale remedies out there for gallbladder stone, but science shows that once a patient has symptoms from gallstones, these symptoms are very likely to recur until the gallbladder is removed. Delaying surgery makes surgery more difficult and risks/complications higher. Stones leaving the gallbladder don't just cause pain. They can damage pancreas and cause infection. ...Read more

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Where will the gallbladder stones pass?

Where will the gallbladder stones pass?

They usually don't: Gallstones can be large or small; most of the time they stay within the gallbladder, causing pain by blocking the outflow tract, called the cystic duct. Occasionally, small stones may get past this duct and enter the bile duct that connects the liver to the intestines. These stones can obstruct the liver or the pancreas, often requiring extraction. If one is lucky, they may pass spontaneously. ...Read more

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Do I have gallstones or gallbladder stones?

Do I have gallstones or gallbladder stones?

See a doctor : I can't tell you without a test or exam. See a doctor. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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How can I take care of my gallbladder stones ?

How can I take care of my gallbladder stones ?

Not necessarily: If your gallstones are asymptomatic they can be watched safely. If you develop pain seek treatment sooner than later. If you are diabetic talk with you doctor now. ...Read more