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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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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes gall bladder stones?

Many causes of stone: Gallstones form when there is an imbalance in the components that make the bile. As an example cholesterol stones may form as a result of too much cholesterol in the bile. Another cause may be the inability of the gallbladder to empty properly, i.E billiary dyskinesia pigment stones are more common in people with certain medical conditions like cirrhosis or sickle cell or other genetic predispos. Read more

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Please tell me can exercise like walking or jogging be good for the gall bladder stones?

Please tell me can exercise like walking or jogging be good for the gall bladder stones?

Maybe: There is some research to suggest that exercise decreases the chance of developing gallstones, and decreases the chance of having acute symptoms of gallstones. Read more

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Please recommend advice for my son 26 who got gall bladder stones and does not want operation to remove it?

Like my colleague...: As my colleague describes, your son should speak with his physician / surgeon. Your son's history and exam help determine the risks and benefits of gallbladder removal for gallbladder stones and only your son will have the info and ability to decide. Interestingly, gallbladder stones do not always require gallbladder removal and so determining the risk vs. Benefit is key as with all procedures. Read more

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Is there any medicine for dissolving kidney and gall bladder stones. If what are the methods to be followed to remove it.

No: There is one medicine for gallstones, but it is not really effective. None that I am aware of for kidney stones. If both present, discuss options with your primary care provider. Hope this helps! Read more

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What fruits shld I avoid if liver corohsis, hepc n gall bladder stones?

What fruits shld I avoid if liver corohsis, hepc n gall bladder stones?

No particular fruit: There is no particular fruit that you should avoid, but depends on your specific condition. If you are diabetic, avoid high sugar fruits; if you are on a water restriction, count the water in fruits like watermelon; if you are on a water pill, take into account the potassium in citrus or bananas. Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of gall bladder stones and kidney stones?

I was wondering what are the causes of gall bladder stones and kidney stones?

Not related: They are not really related metabolically or anatomically. Gall bladder stones occur in part of the gastrointestinal tract and often contain high concentrations of bile and cholesterol. Kidney stones occur in the urinary tract and often contain calcium and minerals excreted by the kidney. Read more

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How do I get rid of gall bladder stones?

How do I get rid of gall bladder stones?

Cholecystectomy...: Aka, gallbladder removal. Gallstones are made by the gallbladder and will re-form if we just remove the stones. Thankfully, people do very well without them and they can almost-always be removed via outpatient laparoscopic surgery, returning to normal activities in 7-10 days. If you have gallstones and are having attacks of pain, I recommend that you see a general surgeon. Read more

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Can you tell me how the green tea dissolve the gall bladder stones?

No: There is a medication that will dissolve gallstones but it sometimes causes liver damage. The stones will come back so it is safer in the long run to get your gallbladder out. The longer the stones stay in your body the possiblitiy of health problems in the future. Read more

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I have small 2to 5 c.M gall bladder stones but there is no any symptoms give advice for prevention?

I have small 2to 5 c.M gall bladder stones but there is no any symptoms give advice for prevention?

Too late to prevent: As you already have them, if you have no symptoms could be observed safely, do nothing, low fat diet may help you, and if you are getting g b attacks get it removed Read more

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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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Gallstones (Definition)

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