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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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What are the tests for cholelithiasis?

What are the tests for cholelithiasis?

Utrasound and scan.: Usually with an ultrasound of the liver and gall bladder, following the identifications of signs and symptoms by your doctor. Some people have a sick gall-bladder filled with "sludge, " which does not empty properly: a hida scan is used to indentify this. Also, elevations in enzymes most asscoaited with gb disease, ie alkphos, and GGT are usually obtained on first vist. ...Read more

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What are risk factors of cholelithiasis?

Variable: Many people may have gallstones and have no symptoms at all. Some people will get upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea or vomiting. Eating fatty foods may make more discomfort. Vomiting, inability to eat are common. Serious infections sometimes can occur, and sometimes the gallstone can cause bile duct blockage with marked pain, vomiting, jaundice, and sometimes pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cholelithiasis, what to do?

I was diagnosed with cholelithiasis, what to do?

Watch: If asymptomatic now follow stones depending on size with sonogram. If large stone is in ampulla of gallbladder only if it impacts to shut off arterial supply will symtoms appear. If small and stones pass can develop cholic pain. Stones htat are large can be in gb for many years and may nevera need treatment unless they become symptomatic. ...Read more

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What to avoid eating when you have cholelithiasis?

What to avoid eating when you have cholelithiasis?

Fatty: Avoid fried fatty greasy foods, cheeses, french fries, butter, mayonnaise, hot dogs, cheese pizza, fried chicken, etc. You get the idea. ...Read more

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What should you avoid when you have cholelithiasis?

Maybe nothing: If you have asymptomatic gallstones, a very common finding, you have no dietary restrictions whatsoever. If you have symptoms, just eat a low fat diet until surgery can be accomplished. There are approx. 20 million Americans with gallstones at any one time, and only about 5% will develop symptoms each year. It's not a cumulative stat, so you may never develop symptoms . Good luck. ...Read more

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What is diagnosis for patients suffering from cholelithiasis?

What is diagnosis for patients suffering from cholelithiasis?

Gallstones: Gallstones is the same as cholelithiasis, the medical term. Upper abdominal pressure and bloating, discomfort, nausea and vomiting are some of the symptoms. Ultrasound is usually used to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please help me making meal plan for someone who has cholelithiasis?

Diet for stones: Most stones are without symptoms, & diet alone will not make the stones resolve. See my earlier healthtap answers today please--diet modifications should include a re-examination of fat intake, diabetic control (if present), weight reduction (if obese), & dietary fiber supplementation. Other considerations may be needed depending on co-morbidities, age, lifestyle, medications taken, risk factors. ...Read more

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What's the cause and treatment for cholelithiasis?

Gallstones: Cholelithiasis (gallstones) are caused by an imbalance of the components of the bile that is stored in the gallbladder. Most of the time, the stones don't cause a problem, and don't need to be treated. But if they start causing pain or repeated nausea, the treatment is to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Why might cholelithiasis develop after weight loss?

Why might cholelithiasis develop after weight loss?

Weight Loss Stones: The most common type of gallstones are cholesterol stones which form when bile contains too much cholesterol. When rapid weight loss occurs, as the body metabolizes fat during prolonged fasting the liver secretes extra cholesterol into bile, which can cause gallstone formation. In addition, the gallbladder does not empty properly which can contribute to stone development. ...Read more

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