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Gallbladder Polyps Removal
I have had a low functioning (21%) gallbladder and now have developed 2 polyps 3 and 6 cm. Do you usually recommend removal for something like this?
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 cattano you answered regarding my gallbladder polyps so now do I demand removal as I am petrified this is cancer?
Observe or surgery: Gall bladder polys have high incidence of developing malignancy if they are 2cm or more, very small polyps could be observed, you don't have to demand speak to your doctor which group you belong to, but most of the time lap cholycystecomy . Is prefored choice. ...Read more
Have same gallbladder polyps for 6 years in those years one grew from 4 mm to 6.5 and I am opting for removal how likely would this be gallbladder cancer I am 46?
Low probability: Gallbladder polyps are typically stones that are forming in the wall of the gallbladder. Gallbladder cancer is very rare. I would recommend not worrying too much about the possibility of gallbladder cancer. You say you are scheduled to have your gallbladder removed. They will test the gallbladder after it is removed. The pathologist will give you a report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
63 year old female with 1.44 cm single gallbladder polyp
found on ultrasound. No symptom Should I have gallbladder removal? I have Rheumatoid Arth
No: Gallbladder polyps are benign and not dangerous. They don't cause pain or blockage. There is no reason to remove the polyp or the entire gallbladder due to this. If you have right upper abdominal pain or discomfort, it is caused by something else and you should see your primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Referred to surgeon because of a polyp that has grown into my appendix. Is appendix removal similar to gallbladder removal?
Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.
Do not worry: I would repeat sonogram in 6 months in the same facility so they can compare the studies. Is polyp is increasing in size or is more then1cm - recommend gallbladder removal. In my experience most of them turn out to be a soft gb stone. If you having symptoms of typical for gallbladder stones ie. Right upper abdominal pain, pain radiating to right back or shoulder then etc. Then remove it sooner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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