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Gallstone Removal Without Surgery
What do you suggest if my mom has gallstone removal surgery tomorrow morning,please read below before answering please!?
More info: Sorry, need more information about what you are asking. ...Read more
Gallstone: There is a medication which is used for patients at high risk for gallbladder surgery. It is only partially effective, and is usually reserved for those mentioned above. Many people have gallstones--without having any problems for years.Dr. about this at your next visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Temporary RX : Dissolution rx can be effective for small, non-calcified stones. However, the medication (urso) is poorly tolerated. Moreover, the gallstones will return within a few years after stopping the medication. Therefore, surgical removal of the "gallstone factory" remains the gold standard. ...Read more
I'm 23, will i be able to live til i'm an old lady with my multiple small gallstones without ever needing surgery, if they don't cause me pain now?
I need to get rid of gallstones fast.. without having surgery! Surgery issues out of the question! Any one know how I can? Milk temp. relieves pain
See below: The only 'fast' way to remove gallstones is by removing your gallbladder (cholecystectomy). This is recommended if you are in fact symptomatic and have been thoroughly evaluated by a surgeon. If you have cholesterol-only type gallstones, sometimes a certain medication (ursodiol) can be given oraly to slowly dissolve the gallstone; however, this can take months/years. ...Read more
Husband has marble size gallstone. Has had some pain, but not severe. Should surgery be performed immediately? We are waiting on our insurance.
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