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Gallbladder polyps, what should I do for treatment?

Gallbladder polyps, what should I do for treatment?

How big it is: Treatment is based, it has higher incidence of malignancy if it is 2 cm or more , smaller polyps could be observed with out surgery, , if size is increasing then gall bladder removal is indicated. ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


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What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more

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My wife 43 yr old has 7mm gallbladder polyp on us done for left sided abdominal pain relieved by eating, what treatment or f/u is needed.

My wife 43 yr old has 7mm gallbladder polyp on us done for left sided abdominal pain relieved by eating, what treatment or f/u is needed.

Surgery: She may be having biliary colic which is a common complaint. We worry about gallbaldder polyps since as they get to be over 1 cm they sometimes contain cancer. She should consult with a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Is is normal for a gallbladder polyp to cause a lot of pain?

Is is normal for a gallbladder polyp to cause a lot of pain?

No. : Gb polyps are usually incidental findings on ultrasound that require no treatment unless they are >1cm. However, a gallstone adherent to the wall of the gb can resemble a polyp; therefore, you may have gallstones. I advise you to see a general surgeon: if your symptoms are classic for gallbladder disease, further testing or surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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Gallbladder polyps in 46 yr old noticed 6 yrs ago one was 3mm now 6.5 over 6 year period is that bad top surgeon says no

Gallbladder polyps in  46 yr old noticed 6 yrs ago one was 3mm now 6.5 over 6 year period is that bad top surgeon says no

1cm is cut-off: Any unknown lesion that grows, until characterized as benign, is of concern. Gallbladder polyps that double in size in 6 years certainly raise such concern. Your surgeon is likely taking your age into consideration, as well as citing a cut-off of 1cm for polyp size at which point the polyp(s) warrants cholecystectomy. Close follow-up by surveillance ultrasounds is recommended at the very least. ...Read more

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My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?

My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?

NO: Ultrasound is not how cancer is diagnosed. Gallbladder polyps is a risk factor for cancer and is an indication for cholecystectomy especially if symtomatic. See a surgeon for an opinion. Standard of care for cancer diagnosis is tissue based. ...Read more

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During a ultra sound scan in my abdomen I was diagnosed with all normal but my gallbladder has multiple polyps less than .5 CM . Surgery needed ?

During a ultra sound scan in my abdomen I was diagnosed with all normal but my gallbladder has multiple polyps less than .5 CM . Surgery needed ?

Depends on: your symptoms. Gallbladder polyps usually consist of cholesterol, and can be precursors of gallstones. These polyps, and even stones, can be asymptomatic, in which case you probably will not benefit from cholecystectomy if you are otherwise healthy. Follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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23 years old with gallbladder polyp 7mm, should I be worried?

23 years old with gallbladder polyp 7mm, should I be worried?

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 more

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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