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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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Should a gallbladder be removed if it contains 80% stones and I have no symtoms?

Should a gallbladder be removed if it contains 80% stones and I have no symtoms?

Depends: Gallstones without any symptoms is not usually a reason for removing the gallbladder, but there are some exceptions. If you are a high risk for anesthesia it may make sense to have surgery when you are healthy so as to avoid the risk of a severe gallbladder attack (which may occur). Discuss with a general surgeon. ...Read more

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What complications could arise from keeping a low functioning gallbladder with no stones?

What complications could arise from keeping a low functioning gallbladder with no stones?

Gallbladder pain: Pain, nausea, bloating and symptoms typical of a blocked gallbladder may result from biliary dyskinesia. Literally- the gallbladder doesn't move (empty) properly. If you have known low ejection fraction and develop symptoms, see a surgeon to discuss removal. ...Read more

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What complications can arise from having a low functioning gallbladder and not having it removed? No stones. . Just ef of 9% .Us ok.

What complications can arise from having a low functioning gallbladder and not having it removed? No stones. . Just ef of 9% .Us ok.

See your doctor. : Your condition will likely deteriorate, requiring urgent surgery. Elective surgery can be done as an out-patient, through a scope, and is much safer than an urgent procedure at a time when you're acutely ill. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder pain but no stones, what to do?

HIDA Scan: Imaging study to see how well your gallbladder does its job of squeezing bile into your intestine. If your gallbladder is not functioning well on this test, it is a sign of chronic inflammation of the gallbladder and surgery would be recommended. ...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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What are the symptoms of gallbladder stones like?

What are the symptoms of gallbladder stones like?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of gallbladder stones?

What is the treatment of gallbladder stones?

Depends: If your not having symptoms leave them alone. If you begin having pain, fever or severe indigestion then it's time for cholecystectomy ...Read more

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Can 1 large gallbladder stone be removed naturally?

No: Studies have been done to try to 'dissolve'gallstones. Limited success seen can be seen with certain small stones while on the medication, but the stones recur off the medicine. No long term success naturally. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder polyps cause same discomfort as stones?

Can: Polyps are common. Can cause similar symptoms as stones. Polyps should be monitored by sono. If they enlarge or are >1 cm, gb should be removed-risk for malignancy/cancer. ...Read more

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I have stones in the gallbladder. Can i drink pepsi cola?

Drink up: There is nothing you cannot eat or drink with gallstones - it is mostly a genetic predisposition to developing them and if they have not caused any problems so far they may never do so. The only treatment for gallstones is to remove the gallbladder surgically and this is only done if they are causing trouble so drink up! ...Read more

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How can a gallbladder stone of 9mms be dissolved by medication?

Depends on stone: It is wonderful that you are learning more about your disease. Having a single 9 mm stone one time is unusual. You may be forming sludge or multiple small stones all the time. In order to dissolve the stone an intervention or surgery will be required. Your surgeon or intervention specialist will try to remove the stone by basket or dissolve it. Watch your diet after. ...Read more

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Has anyone had their gallbladder removed thru scope with stones?

Yes.with few stones.: When the surgeon plans for it, it means gb is relatively easily removable and stones are not too much loading the gb so that the gb can be pulled through the laporoscopic port ( small openings, in the skin at sites near gb area) easily. Sometimes they start as laporoscopic, but after viewing the gb area and if they suspect the gb may more diseased than expected it is converted to open lap.Surgey. ...Read more

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My husband has stones on his gallbladder. Is surgery the best option?

My husband has stones on his gallbladder. Is surgery the best option?

Under a number of...: scenarios yes. I'm not a surgeon but refer patients to surgeons. Some clear indications that surgery is best: -persistent colicky pain &/or or other bothersome symptoms (vomiting) in repeated episodes;a high severity or prolonged duration, certainly intractable/unable to be relieved- surrounding organ dysfunction or inflammation due to the gallstones; -if the stones are particularly large ...Read more

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My husband is detected with gallbladder stone 6 mm plz suggest wht to further?

Symptoms??: If he is having symptoms right upper abdominal pain worse with a fatty meal - then I would suggest seeking a surgical evaluation for removal. If he is not having symptoms and this was found by "accident" - it does NOT necessarily mean surgery Stones in the gallbladder are not uncommon - but can cause pain and symptoms ...Read more

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What was the most effective way to flush out a gallbladder stone in a natural way?

What was the most effective way to flush out a gallbladder stone in a natural way?

Not possible: Sorry, this is not possible, despite what you may have read on various websites or holistic manuals. If gallstones, which are quite common, are not symptomatic, nothing needs to be done. If they are symptomatic, a low fat diet can help reduce the symptoms, but , usually, surgery will be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a stone in gallbladder. Is there any way it can removed without being operated.

Short answer is NO: Certain stones, depending on their characteristics such as size and composition can be dissolved with medication. But it takes a long time and the med can be toxic to liver. Then the gallbladder will re-form the stone after it is dissolved. If you are an acceptable surgical candidate and have symptoms, you should have a cholecystectomy before complications arise. ...Read more

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How concerned should I be with a 3mm polyp on my gallbladder only the one and no stones?

How concerned should I be with a 3mm polyp on my gallbladder only the one and no stones?

Nothing to worry: 3mm polyp on the Gall Bladder is nothing to worry about.It is benign and need no treatment.Plyps larger than1 cm with co occurring gall stones in people over 50 may need Gall Bladder to be removed.Also if there are several polyps or appear malignant then need to have GallBladder removed too.Follow up with your Doctor,why the test was ordered and the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more