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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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gall stones: They can't be.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any medicine for dissolving kidney and gall bladder stones. If what are the methods to be followed to remove it.
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
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
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
I have small 2to 5 c.M gall bladder stones but there is no any symptoms give advice for prevention?
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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