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How can you remove a very large gallstone without surgery?

How can you remove a very large gallstone without surgery?

None: Best way would be surgery with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Large gallstones do not tend to dissolve with medications. ...Read more

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

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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I'm from the UK & having laparoscopic surgery to remove my gallbladder. Will they let me keep my gallstone?

I'm from the UK & having laparoscopic surgery to remove my gallbladder. Will they let me keep my gallstone?

Perhaps: You can request it but I'm not sure if it's always possible. Because the gallstones are a primary reason for the surgery, the removed gallbladder and gallstones are sent to the pathologist for examination. Hopefully, they keep the gallstones after analysis so they can give it to you, especially if there are multiple stones. At least one stone will be broken so they can analyze it. Just ask the dr. ...Read more

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I have a gallstone and my surgeon advised me that I must remove my gall bladder. Is this the only way? What happens after surgery?

I have a gallstone and my surgeon advised me that I must remove my gall bladder. Is this the only way? What happens after surgery?

Depends: With ultrasound examinations done so frequently nowadays, asymptomatic gallstones are frequently diagnosed. Gallstones should only be operated on if symptomatic - usually a sudden onset severe right upper abdominal colicky pain which could last a few minutes or several hours. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a very save operation and complications are rare. Some patients have more frequent stools ...Read more

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Any remedies for gallstones, im having really intense pain in my stomach? I don't want to get my gallbladder removed by surgery

Avoid fatty food: Fat, grease, and oil in food stimulate the gallbladder. Avoid or minimize these foods. If it flares, nsaids (anti-inflammatories) can help. Start thinking about the surgery if it hurts you a lot. A bad gb attack or stone passing or getting stuck can cause pancreatitis and make you very sick. Take care. ...Read more

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I have all symptoms of gall/b cancer. Jaundice, vometing,full of gallstones. G/stones being removed in 3 weeks.Is there any test to diagnose gall/b Cancer before surgery?

I have all symptoms of gall/b cancer. Jaundice, vometing,full of gallstones. G/stones being removed in 3 weeks.Is there any test to diagnose gall/b Cancer before surgery?

Low probability : you have a very low chance of cancer. The stones explain the symptoms. The symptoms are more of an obstructed biliary tree. Stones have clogged up your bile duct. Was any imaging done? I am presuming you may have had a ultrasound or ct scan. Hopefully they can help you sooner than 3 weeks. The imaging should pick up any mass in the gall bladder. Your risk is low. Best of luck ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks pregnant and have gallstones, i heard they can perform surgery while pregnant? but ive been told by 2 hospitals to wait til i deliver baby. I'm not high risk and they found it early on in pregnancy around 10 weeks so why can't they remove it t

Im 37 weeks pregnant and have gallstones, i heard they can perform surgery while pregnant? but ive been told by 2 hospitals to wait til i deliver baby. I'm not high risk and they found it early on in pregnancy around 10 weeks so why can't they remove it t

Risk to baby.: Besides, many people have gall stones and have no symptoms. Some say without symptoms leave them alone others say take them out. In either case, surgery while you are pregnant puts baby at risk, and therefore surgery while pregnant is left for only true emergency ...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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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

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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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Could high b.P create any serious problem at the time gallstone surgery?

Could high b.P create any serious problem at the time gallstone surgery?

Yes: Anesthesiologist has many agents to control however! they will keep in normal range during surgery and recovery. The more you are in control ahead of time is better! discuss with surgeon and anesthesia team. ...Read more

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Do you know anyone that tried to manage gallstone before without going through the surgery?

Do you know anyone that tried to manage gallstone before without going through the surgery?

Many try...: ...Some succeed. Gallstones do not require rx unless symptoms develop. If they do, it is difficult (if not impossible) to predict when 'the next attack' will occur. Low-fat diets help some but not all. Therefore, if one is otherwise healthy, the best option is surgery. ...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

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With gallstone attack would my baby be in danger can surgery be safely (for baby) performed if needed?

With gallstone attack would my baby be in danger can surgery be safely (for baby) performed if needed?

Yes it can be: Yes surgery can be performed safely during pregnancy but it is better to postpone surgery till after the baby is delivered.But if it must be done, it is done by laparoscopic cholicystectomy. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives to surgery in the case of painful gallstones? When can I choose these alternatives, if they exist?

No good ones!: Once gallstones become symptomatic, meaning they cause pain, nausea and bloating, the only effective treatment is removal of the gallbladder. This will also eliminate the possibility of developing more serious complications such as infection of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), infection of the bile ducts (cholangitis), and gallstone pancreatitis. Surgery is usually a laparoscopic outpatient case. ...Read more

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Husband has marble size gallstone. Has had some pain, but not severe. Should surgery be performed immediately? We are waiting on our insurance.

Wait: I would recommend avoiding fatty foods and waiting for your insurance to kick in. If he has severe pain or vomiting or fever or jaundice you should take him to the emergency room. ...Read more

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