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How Do They Remove Gallstones
None: First usually gall stones are treated by removing the gall bladder not just the stones. Usually there are no consequences of any kind and they should be none as we can live without the g. Bladder without any problems. Gall stones untreated can lead to quite severe complications in the life of a human being so if discovered I personally would recommend cholecystectomy. ...Read more
They do not: It is possible however that the gallbladder wall can tear during the operation, and gallstones can spill out. Despite the surgeon's best effort, it is possible that some could be left behind. While these mostly never cause a problem, and small percentage of patients can develop an abscess from these stones. It's also possible that there is a stone in the common bile duct that is unknown, and this can be problematic afterwards as well. This too is uncommon. ...Read more
Yes: Unless the risk of the operation is too high, the best time to remove your gallbladder is between attacks. Don't wait until you get sick. A 1" stone will not go away on its own. ...Read more
If a person has a gallstone then is it medically possible that the gallstone could gradually & naturally disintegrate or can only medical intervention remove it?
Gall stone: It is very rare for a gallstone to disintegrate, either naturally or by intervention. However, gallstones start as crystals and grow like a crystal grows. Some particles form only as gravel. Gravel can pass. Gravel can flake a bit. Bile in gall bladders moves with meals. The gall bladder contracts and squirts bile and this process can stir up gravel, and thus mitigate some stone formations. ...Read more
Yes: You will have to listen carefully to your surgeon regarding the risks and benefits of the procedure and timing. I recommend you make plans for your care and safety in post operative care at home, to honor any restrictions that may be involved with the procedure. ...Read more
Not exactly: Pthc stands for percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography. Translated: a radiologist puts a needle thru the skin into the liver, finds a bile duct (must be dilated), and can inject dye to take a picture of the biliary tree. They can also pass a catheter into this tract and, in extreme situations, use dissolving agents or a basket to remove a bile duct stone (better route via the mouth by ercp). ...Read more
Surgery: Remove gallbladder and stones. If gallbladder is contracted it may indicate disease of the gallbladder. ...Read more
Oh no: The vast majority of my cholecystectomy patients are done as outpatient, and they go home about 2 hrs after surgery is complete. If a patient has other medical problems, is aged, and/or lives a distance away I may keep them overnight for observation, but that's not common. Of course, if there's some untoward event during the procedure admission could be necessary, but that's rare. Good luck. ...Read more
If you have pain in your upper right corner of your belly and have gallstones then you would need surgery.
It is done laparoscopically and is commonly known as lap chole or laparoscopic cholecystectomy. It is an in and out operation that you have at the hospital or a surgery center. Some less skilled surgeons still do it open occasionally. ...Read more
It is possible, and no reasonable physician would do it.
See, the problem is not just having gallstones, but the gallbladder and bile allow the formation of these... so it is likely you would produce many more...
The solution in a symptomatic patient is to remove the gallbladder. That is where the problem lies, and if it gets inflamed the surgery is urgent. ...Read more
If gall stones stuck in cbd, can it be very dangerous. If gallstone stucks in cbd, then how does it is removed?
I have gallstones but only have gotten about 2 big pains with it. Is it dangerous? Do I have to get them removed?
It is recommended: You don't have to get your gallbladder removed, however after experiencing one attack of gallbladder pain the likelihood of experiencing repeat attacks increases. Therefore it is recommended to have your gallbladder removed after your first attack. The risks associated with elective gallbladder surgery are less than those of the possible complications associated with severe gallbladder disease. ...Read more
Is their any meds u can take to dissolve gallstones? Can gallstones b removed without removing the entire gallbladder?
Dr said I have gallstone 1.9 CM is any way I don't have to remove it. Or at less to make it smaller so I can pass it out. I don't want to hace surgery.
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Yes: If gallstones are present and the patient has symptoms related to the gallstones, the gallbladder should be removed. In healthy people, with no symptoms in which the stones were discovered incidentally, there is no indication to operate. ...Read more
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
Only if Symptoms: App. 80% of people with gallstones never develop symptoms and need not have their gallbladder removed. However, once attacks begin, the only way to prevent them from coming back is to remove the gallbladder. Of course, every operation involves a decision regarding the risks vs. Benefits; if the risks of surgery are too high, there are alternatives that may temporize matters. ...Read more
Your gallbladder: Needs to be removed, because it will form more stones. The disease is in the gallbladder itself, the stones are just manifestation of the disease. ...Read more
If symptomatic.: The gallbladder is a gallstone "factory": if we just get rid of the stones and leave the gallbladder, new stones will form. Thankfully, most people have no change in their digestive function w/o the gallbladder. Btw-if you have stones found incidentally but have no symptoms, we do not recommend treatment. ...Read more
Yes, but: Your gallbladder will continue to form more. So it doesn't make sense to do this alone. It has been tried before with no success. ...Read more
? retained stone: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an ERCP may help. Ulcers, gastritis, constipation can also cause this type of pain. Pulled muscles, neuromas can cause pain. See your surgeon to evaluate ...Read more