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Gall Bladder Stone
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Wait and see.: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery. In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free; in this situation, doing nothing is safest. ...Read more
Gallbladder removal: If you have had any discomfort, bloating or abdominal pains, and have documented gallstones, the most prudent treatment is removal of the gallbladder. Size of the stones is not relevant, nor is the quantity. ...Read more
Gallstone: Just the presence of a gallstone on a study in and of itself is not an indication for surgery. Symptoms of recurrent upper abdominal discomfort with gas bloating & nausea after eating, painful yellow jaundice, recurrent vomiting after eating, abnormal liver blood tests; each can be an indication for surgery. Discuss and review your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
If symptomatic: Gallstones not causing any symptoms, such as being found incidentally during an abdominal ultrasound or ct performed for an other reason usually do not require surgery. On the other hand, gallstone pain is a very strong indication for cholecystectomy (surgical removal of gallbladder) which nowadays is invariably performed laparoscopically. ...Read more
Not effective: If you have a single stone, then lithotripsy can be done, but stones usually reform. Taking chenodeoxycholic acid can dissolve small stones, but over a long period of time can be toxic to the liver. The best treatment for symptomatic gall stones is removal of the gall bladder. ...Read more
Dissented gall bladder & stone of size 10 & 12 mm stuck in lumen for a 60y old woman What should be most advised & non abrasive way forward?
That's: A potentially a surgical emergency see a doctor asap ...Read more
No.: Oral dissolution pills is generally not successful and takes a long time even when it does work. And it can be toxic to liver. ...Read more
I am having this gall bladder stone for about 3 years if I workout daily then I don't have any problem regarding my digestion but when I don't I hav?
Very Unusual: Are you sure your gallstone is causing your pain? Typical attacks cause severe pressure-like pain in the right-upper abdomen or upper-midline, radiating around into back +/-shoulder; assc nausea +/- vomiting; dur 1 or more hours; often precipitated by fatty food intake. It is usually unrelated to exercise. Silent stones require no rx. I advise you to see a gb surgeon to be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a gall bladder stone of 10 mm bt without any symptom of pain and acid reflux. Should I go for surgery?
Not necessarily.: Many people have gall stones and will never have problems. I would suggest removal if it starts giving you problems/sxs. ...Read more
Hurt in similar area: Many patients who had gall stone pain (biliary colic) hurt in their upper central abdomen and between their shoulders. Many of my patients went to er thinking they suffered a heart attack only to be told they need gall bladder surgery. The lesson here is that you don't wait till you are absolutely sure about a heart attack or biliary colic - if in doubt, get checked asap. ...Read more
Biliary disease: Gallstones and biliary disease may not affect your ability to conceive, however going through a pregnancy with a bad gallbladder is not recommended. Once pregnant, surgery is avoided, as general anesthesia negatively affects your pregnancy. To decrease your overall pregnancy risk, get elective gallbladder surgery before pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more
I have gas and constipation problems for last 6 to 8 months severely. I did sonograpy, found 8mm gall bladder stone. Is there any serious problem?
May be related or no: Your symptoms may or may not be related to your gallstone. C typically gallbladder pain is in the right upper part of your abdomen, often related to eating greasy food. It can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting bloating and burping. Your constipation and gas may be separate or related. Try low fat diet, fib er supplement and if you continue to have symptoms go see your family doctor, . ...Read more
I am having gall bladder stone, but I don't have any pain or any symptoms. This stone and sludge is visible in ultrasound. Local doctors have suggested to undergo laproscopic removal of bladder. But I am not cmfortable with gb removal. Also I am suffering fro
My doctor prescribe me ranitidine for acid I have gall bladder stone is this safe and what does it really do?
Ranitidine: Or zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 blocker drug meant to reduced your stomach acidity. It is safe for you to take however I would recommend rid yourself and have the gall bladder removed. You will feel better, acidity may be a thing of the past and you will prevent possible serious complication gall stones can induce! ...Read more
I have gall bladder stone with size of 7mm recently radiology after doing ultra sound 7mm stone in gall stone male 37 years old?
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My mother is detected with gall bladder stone. Is it safe to operate?? Or will it fine with medicines, she is scared with operations
Not enough info: A lot more information would be needed to try to answer this question. Only her physicians would be in a position to provide a accurate response. Take care. ...Read more
My mother she is 52 year old. She is suffering from gall bladder stone 17 mm size in lumen.. it is dangerous and which treatment better for me! ?
Large stones: Usually do nor hurt, just warch it unless it hurts ...Read more
Can't be done: The only proven way to remove a stone from the gallbladder is through surgery. Attempts at dissolving gallbladder stones were not successful as the stones tend to recur off medication. Gallbladder "cleanses" using dietary means have not been shown to be effective. Sometimes gallstones can be "silent" or asymptomatic; removing them doesn't always solve the problem. A doctor can help you decide. ...Read more
Can we take cherries if taking coumadin, (warfarin) hving gall bladder stone, hepc, liver cirohsis, mvr done 2006?
Ok to have cherries: The average amount of vitamin k in 3 oz of cherries, is less than 2 micrograms of vitamin k. In contrast, green leafy vegetables, such as spinach have 444 micrograms in less than 2 oz. So you should be able to have cherries without much impact on the Coumadin (warfarin) dose and inr levels. ...Read more
Is there any new cure for hep c and cirohsis. 76 years male with hepc, cirohsis, heartt issue and gall bladder stone?
New pricey meds: You may or may not be a candidate for treatment with the new, very pricey regimen that eliminates the infection in about 85% of people who receive it. Given that there is talk about making this an entitlement for prison inmates, why it should not be given to a decent man whose cirrhosis might be reversed is a question about which I hope society will make a wise decision. ...Read more
Hv hep c, liver cirohsis, gall bladder stone, taking Coumadin (warfarin), bleeding through stools. Red colour...What could b the reason.?
Gi bleed: If you have chronic hcv infection, liver cirrhosis, and coumadin, (warfarin) you are at risk for GI bleed. Patients with liver cirrhosis likely have portal hypertension and low effective circulating platelets, which increased risks of bleeding. Coumadin (warfarin) will increase this risk. If you are bleeding suggest stop coumadin, (warfarin) go to the hospital for further evaluation and care. ...Read more
Component imbalance: The principal components of bile are water, bile salts, cholesterol and lecithin. Imbalance in these components causes precipitation and stone formation. Most stones are pure cholesterol or cholesterol with calcium mixed in. Pigment (black) stones occasionally form in the gallbladder and are associated with hemolytic conditions such as sickle cell anemia and others. ...Read more
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