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Cure Gallstones Naturally
If a person has a gallstone then is it medically possible that the gallstone could gradually & naturally disintegrate or can only medical intervention remove it?
Gall stone: It is very rare for a gallstone to disintegrate, either naturally or by intervention. However, gallstones start as crystals and grow like a crystal grows. Some particles form only as gravel. Gravel can pass. Gravel can flake a bit. Bile in gall bladders moves with meals. The gall bladder contracts and squirts bile and this process can stir up gravel, and thus mitigate some stone formations. ...Read more
Probably not: Dissolving gallstones has never been successful.They are pretty much there until they are taken out . Not all gallstones need to come out. Only if they cause problems. In fact most people with gallstones don't have any problem with them . When they cause issues it is usually as upper abdominal pain experienced AFTER eating. This problem would need to be evaluated by a general surgeon. ...Read more
Is it necessary to undergo surgery when the discovery of a gallstone in the gallbladder. Or there is a cure and there is no need for surgery?
R u having symptoms?: The only definitive treatment of gallbladder disease is to remove the "gallstone factory". Thankfully, this can usually be removed via out-patient laparoscopic surgery. Like all operations, there are risks and it is up to you and your surgeon to decide if the benefits of this operation outweigh the risks. However, if you have stones that are "silent"--not causing symptoms--we don't recommend rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2mm gallstone and 6mm polyp on gallbladder... Is lap chole the only answer or could i pass this small gallstone on my own? Naturally?
Extremely unlikely : Gallbladder flushes are an extreme form of medical quackery - they do not work. If your stone is not causing symptoms, then you're gallbladder does not need to be removed. Polyps less than 1 cm can be watched but need to be checked to ensure that they are not growing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello i have kidney stones and gallstones and the pain gettin worse but i dont have time to go the doctor these days how to cure it home
Have hep c n cirohsis, gallstone, mvr , if having fever or sore throat, wt shld one take to cure fever or throat infection which is lite on liver?
Pain: Gallbladder pain from gallstones is usually in the abdomen right under the lower tip of the breast bone and/ or under the right rib cage. It can radiate to the back, and is sometimes associated with nausea or vomiting. It can also be brought on 30-60 minutes after eating. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Gallstones: Gallstones are made of various crystal that grow into stones in the gallbladder. They can be from bile (bilirubin) or cholesterol origin. They grow in the gallbladder, may be present without any symptoms, or may cause upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea, or vomiting. Often eating fatty foods may aggravate the discomfort from gallstones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: Some herbal websites suggest that ginger can treat gallstones, others warn that ginger may stimulate gallbladder contractions and provoke a gallbladder attack an article i found in a GI journal could not document any effect on gallbladder volume or ejection fraction in healthy males. Ginger may increase bile production. Actual effect on gallstones is unclear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supersaturation!: Bile consists of a mixture of cholesterol, bile pigments, and phospholipids. If any of these increase, they can precipitate out and become solidified, forming stones. This is present in 10-20% of people in the US, although usually "silent". Heredity, diet, and age can all play a role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly Unlikely: Most people with gallbladder disease are troubled by transient episodes of pain, often after eating (biliary colic). If the gb is obstructed by a stone, inflammation can develop, but it rarely leads to an infection. If a stone exits the gb, it can block the: liver, potentially leading to serious liver infections (cholangitis), or the pancreas, leading to pancreatitis; very rarely, this is fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, I would : Say it is on larger side. But small stones can cause problems just as much as large stones. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder disease, you should have cholecystectomy, ask your surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more
Not possible.: This is not a possibility, and , if it were possible, it would be a terrible idea. Gallstones which leave the gallbladder enter the bile ducts, and would cause jaundice, cholangitis, and pancreatitis. Do not believe said holistic or naturopathic treatments such as olive oil and lemon juice. If your gallstones are causing symptoms, see a surgeon. If not, nothing to worry about. Good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually ultrasound: Given the right medical history, gallstones are usually diagnosed by an ultrasound. On occasion, gallstones can be picked up by other means, such as ct scan or by plain x-rays of the abdomen. Usually asymptomatic gallstones are left undisturbed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer