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Dr. David Earle answered:

Pain of gallstones?

Pain

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Gallbladder pain from gallstones is usually in the abdomen right under the lower tip of the breast bone and/ or under the right rib cage. It can radiate to the back, and is sometimes associated with nausea or vomiting. It can also be brought on 30-60 minutes after eating. Hope this helps!
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what are gallstones?

Gallstones

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Gallstones are made of various crystal that grow into stones in the gallbladder. They can be from bile (bilirubin) or cholesterol origin. They grow in the gallbladder, may be present without any symptoms, or may cause upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea, or vomiting. Often eating fatty foods may aggravate the discomfort from gallstones.
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Ginger and gallstone?

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Some herbal websites suggest that ginger can treat gallstones, others warn that ginger may stimulate gallbladder contractions and provoke a gallbladder attack An article I found in a GI Journal could not document any effect on Gallbladder volume or ejection fraction in healthy males. Ginger may increase bile production. Actual effect on gallstones is unclear.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

How do gallstones form?

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Bile consists of a mixture of cholesterol, bile pigments, and phospholipids. If any of these increase, they can precipitate out and become solidified, forming stones. This is present in 10-20% of people in the US, although usually "silent". Heredity, diet, and age can all play a role.
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Dr. Mark S. Pack answered:

How to avoid gallstones?

Healthy eating helps

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You can’t prevent gallstones. Genetics and a high fat diet are the main causes. Reduce your risk by eating a healthy low fat diet. Avoid cholesterol. If you plan to lose weight, do it slowly. Quick weight loss may increase your risk for gallstones.
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Dr. Paul J. Harper answered:

Can gallstones kill you?

Rarely

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I have never seen this but If surgery is not done to get rid of them when they are causing problems, it may happen. This would be very rare. Talk to your doctor about you concerns.
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Dr. Lane C. Childs answered:

Stopping gallstone pain?

Surgery

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Have your gallbladder removed. In the meantime, avoid fatty and very rich foods and see your doctor soon for treatment.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

Can I die from gallstones???

Highly Unlikely

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Most people with gallbladder disease are troubled by transient episodes of pain, often after eating (biliary colic). If the GB is obstructed by a stone, inflammation can develop, but it rarely leads to an infection. If a stone exits the GB, it can block the: liver, potentially leading to serious liver infections (CHOLANGITIS), or the pancreas, leading to PANCREATITIS; very rarely, this is fatal.
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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda answered:

Is 2cm big for a gallstone?

Yes, I would

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say it is on larger side. But small stones can cause problems just as much as large stones. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder disease, you should have cholecystectomy, Ask your surgeon for specific recommendation.
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When is a gallstone removed?

When symptoms

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point toward gallbladder disease. If gallstones are found but you have no symptoms then surgery may never be required.
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