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What is the pain like for a gall bladder stone?

What is the pain like for a gall bladder stone?

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

Bladder (Definition)

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


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I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm?

I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm?

Gallstone: No question asked, but unless you are having symptoms a gallstone found incidentally on ct (which I assume) means little. ...Read more

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13mm gall bladder stone. No pain. 55yrs. How to deal?

13mm gall bladder stone. No pain. 55yrs. How to deal?

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

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What exactly does it mean to have a gall bladder stone?

What exactly does it mean to have a gall bladder stone?

Gallstone: A common condition of stones forming in the gallbladder. Can be observed if causing no problems. If causing upper abdominal discomforts with nausea or vomiting can have laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm what is best way to do.?

I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm what is best way to do.?

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

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Gall bladder stone 16mm operation?

Gall bladder stone 16mm operation?

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

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Is it necessary to operate if gall bladder stone?

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

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Gall bladder stone how to remove without any serjery?

Gall bladder stone how to remove without any serjery?

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

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How can you remove gall bladder stone without operation?

How can you remove gall bladder stone without operation?

Magic: Short of surgery there is no way to remove stone. Depending on type of stone it is possible to dissolve with medication, but medication must taken life-long. I would discuss this with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How alarming is the bilurubin due to gall bladder stone?

How alarming is the bilurubin due to gall bladder stone?

Can be very: I assume you mean that your bilirubin is elevated on a blood test. If this is so, it could be due to a common duct stone obstructing the main bile duct or cholecystitis with external pressure on the common bile duct. You should see a surgeon or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Does gall bladder stone causes blood in the urine?

No. Kidney stones: Can cause blood in the urine. Gallstones can cause nausea, vomiting, and upper abdominal pain. Kidney stones usually cause flank pain. ...Read more

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Is there a safe non-surgical technique to dissolve a gall bladder stone?

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

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Give me the treatment process and medicine names for gall bladder stone.

Surgery: The only effective treatment for symptoms or complications of gallbladder stones is surgery to remove the gallbladder. This can be done in a minimally invasive fashion as an outpatient. Medications are not effective. ...Read more

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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

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I have a gall bladder stone of 10 mm bt without any symptom of pain and acid reflux. Should I go for surgery?

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

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Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

Gall bladder stone and heart problems?

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

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Can a gall bladder stone affect a woman's ability to conceive?

Can a gall bladder stone affect a woman's ability to conceive?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

U Need2 Talk2 UR Dr.: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not require treatment. In fact, as many as 75% of people w/stones never develop symptoms. I recommend that you clarify with your doctor why surgery is being recommended. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribe me ranitidine for acid I have gall bladder stone is this safe and what does it really do?

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

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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

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

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How do I get rid of a gall bladder stone from home and with no visit to the doctor/hospital?

How do I get rid of a gall bladder stone from home and with no visit to the doctor/hospital?

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

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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

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Is there any new cure for hep c and cirohsis. 76 years male with hepc, cirohsis, heartt issue and gall bladder stone?

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

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Hv hep c, liver cirohsis, gall bladder stone, taking Coumadin (warfarin), bleeding through stools. Red colour...What could b the reason.?

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

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Why do gall bladder stones formed?

Why do gall bladder stones formed?

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

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What to do for gall bladder stones 12mm?

Depends: No pain, watch, wait and see. If you are having pain and symptoms then see your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


Dr. James Krick
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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


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