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Gall bladder stones 8mm. What are the options for me?

Gall bladder stones 8mm. What are the options for me?

Surgery or not: If the gallstones are causing symptoms, then surgery to remove your gallbladder is an option. If a gallstone blocks the bile duct, then you may also need a procedure to remove stones from the bile duct (ercp). If you're not having symptoms, then you don't need to do anything. I'd recommend seeing a general surgeon to discuss your options. ...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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Gall bladder stones, no pain. What are the options?

Gall bladder stones, no pain. What are the options?

Wait and See: As many as 75% of people with gallstones never develop symptoms. Therefore, if you are incidently found to have stones and are symptom-free, it is best to do nothing. ...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?

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

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How does one detect gall bladder stones?

How does one detect gall bladder stones?

Ultrasound: This is the best test for gallstones. An abdominal ultrasound will usually show gallstones if they are present in the gallbladder. ...Read more

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What food could i eat with gall bladder stones?

What food could i eat with gall bladder stones?

Avoid: Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Drink plenty of liquids. Eat healthy fruits & vegetables and smaller amounts of non-fatty meat or chicken. See a doctor or general surgeon if the gallstones are causing recurrent upper abdominal pain or nausea. ...Read more

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Gall bladder stones symptoms since last one month , how bad is it?

Gall bladder stones symptoms since last one month , how bad is it?

If you have: symptomatic gallstones and you are a good surgical risk, best treatment is cholecystectomy. This is usually a laparoscopic procedure these days, and it is not a particularly painful operation that requires at most a one day hospitalization and minimal scars. Consult with a surgeon. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good for you to eat if have gall bladder stones?

Please suggest what foods are good for you to eat if have gall bladder stones?

Low fat: 10 gram low fat diet is recommended. Avoid excess dairy products, fried foods, and fast foods as they are higher in fat content. Fat is the stimulus to the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Just found out I have gall bladder stones. What kind of diet should I embrace?

If symptomatic: If symptomatic healthy foods for your gallbladder, as well as the rest of your body:fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats, bran cereal)lean meat, poultry, and fish, low-fat dairy products. Majority of patients with gallstones do not have symptoms. Overweight state can lead to gall stone formation. Loss of weight helps reduce gall stone formation. ...Read more

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Do apples help to flush out gall bladder stones?

Do apples help to flush out gall bladder stones?

Not supported: I have been reading more and more about "gallbladder flush". There really is no supportive evidence to show this works, exists, or how it could work. Be very cautious looking for treatments that you presume success by reviewing your stool...Alot of biochemical processes occur between mouth and anus, that does not mean you have cleared your liver/gallbladder: http://goo.Gl/5l7ya. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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. 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