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Doctor insights on: Gallstone Surgery And Its Effects On The Morbid Obese

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What are the dos and donts after gallstone surgery?

What are the dos and donts after gallstone surgery?

Depends: Early after surgery eat light and non-fatty foods, no heavy work or heavy exercise for 2 weeks or until alright by your surgeon. Once healed there are no specific restrictions and should be able to do all normal activities and eat all normal foods. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...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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Kept overnight in ER. Have a gallstone 4mmx8mm im still in pain, should I go back to the er? Do I have to have surgery or will it go away?

Kept overnight in ER. Have a gallstone 4mmx8mm im still in pain, should I go back to the er? Do I have to have surgery or will it go away?

Relax gallbladder: Go see your family doctor. They can give some medication to take before meals to relax your gallbladder. Usually you end up having your gallbladder removed. ...Read more

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I have a 2cm gallstone and a few smaller ones. Is surgery my only option? I was diagnosed with fatty liver. What can I do to reverse this illness?

I have a 2cm gallstone and a few smaller ones. Is surgery my only option? I was diagnosed with fatty liver. What can I do to reverse this illness?

If you are having: symptoms from your gallstones such as upper abdominal discomfort, pressure, bloationg, discomfort and nausea after eating, then surgery is the way to resolve the symtpms and remove the gallbladder & gallstones. The fatty liver may heal with low fat diet, controlling your cholesterol & weight loss. ...Read more

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If you have gallstones is it necessary to do surgery?

If you have gallstones is it necessary to do surgery?

Surgery or observe: If you are having no problems or symptoms you can leave the gallstone alone. If you are having upper abdominal discomfort, gas or bloating, upper abdominal pain or nausea after eating, then surgery would be indicated to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Hi I have a gallstones can I remove it without surgery and thanks.

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 more

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If my gallstones are 2.2 mm big can they give me any medication. To break them without surgery.

If my gallstones are 2.2 mm big can they give me any medication. To break them without surgery.

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


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