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Gallbladder Polyps 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the cure to GALLBLADDER POLYPS as seen in the HBT Ultrasound? They are multiple! Thank you for your answer.
Cholecystectomy: If the polyps are causing obstruction, then removal of the gallbladder. ...Read more
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Should I be concerned about having gallbladder polyps with largest measuring 0.8 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm ?
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