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What's the action should take with my recurrent thyroid gland with a T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 results before going for gallbladder stones surgery asap?

What's the action should take with my recurrent thyroid gland with a T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 results before going for gallbladder stones surgery asap?

Need TSH level: You don't mention the units for the t3 (liothyronine) level. If it is a free t3 (liothyronine) with units of pmol/l, then 5.1 would be normal. The best test of thyroid function for someone without a thyroid and on thyroid hormone is the TSH level. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Doctor my wife is having gallbladder stones...Is surgery necessary for that?

Doctor my wife is having gallbladder stones...Is surgery necessary for that?

Not necessarily: Gallstones are common - 25% of women by age 60 and 20% of men by age 75 but they usually don't cause symptoms. This is called cholelithiasis. When symptoms arise, its cholecystitis and this usually requires surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gallbladder stones and do I need surgery?

What are symptoms of gallbladder stones and do I need surgery?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen. ...Read more

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My mother had gallbladder stones is there any treatment rather then surgery?

My mother had gallbladder stones is there any treatment rather then surgery?

Not really: you can try to manage the pain by medication, you can even try the medication that might be able to dissolve some specific stone,but you could not make the gallbladder healthy again.if the patient is healthy enough to tolerate surgery . Then surgery is the only cure for this problem,that will eliminate any potential complication associated with gallbladder stone. All other option are palliative . ...Read more

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How to remove gallbladder stones without surgeryp?

How to remove gallbladder stones without surgeryp?

No effective way: Gallstones can't be removed or dissolved well with any medications or even lithotrypsy such as is used to break up kidney stones. Actigall (ursodiol) is one medicine used to decrease the likelihood of forming stones but it doesn't work to get rid of stones that are already formed in the gallbladder. Minimally invasive laparoscopic cholecystectomy cures the problem. It's an outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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I have gallstones and do not need to have surgery at this time. How to improve gallbladder health.

I have gallstones and do not need to have surgery at this time. How to improve gallbladder health.

Healthy diet: If stones are incidental discovery not giving any symptoms , could be observed , small stones may enter biliary ducts may cause complications, stay in good healthy diet , fresh vegetables, non fried low fat diet , do not eat junk food , along with plenty of exercise , hope you will never get a gall bladder attack . Thank you dr godwin for your nice comment. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to pass gallstones or is best recommended to have surgery? Do these gallbladder flushes really work?

Is there a natural way to pass gallstones or is best recommended to have surgery?  Do these gallbladder flushes really work?

Gallstones: Once your biliary system makes gallstones it is ongoing. Passing the gallstones can be dangerous, if the stones get stuck in the duct system. I am not sure if "flushes" really work. However, avoiding fatty foods, increasing your hydration does help to control symptoms. Gallbladder removal with surgery is nearly always curative, as the stones originate in the gallbladder. Take friend to consult. ...Read more

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Gallbladder inflamed and working at 29% according to hida scan. What are my options? Only surgery? No gallstones.

Depends on your: Symptoms. Rarely, ultrasound fails to detect a small stone. If you are having typical gallbladder symptoms and they are severe, cholecystectomy is one option. Medical treatment is another option. Discuss with a surgeon about specific recommendation regarding your case. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I have multiple gallstones and gallbladder fundal mass. Been advised to go for surgery. Kindly advise?

Hi doc, I have multiple gallstones and gallbladder fundal mass. Been advised to go for surgery. Kindly advise?

Go for it: Removal of gall bladder is now a low risk ambulatory procedure, if you have only gall stones you can wait and plan , but you have a mass on the funds of gall bladder , has to be taken care with out delay, take your doctor's advise go for surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are 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


Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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