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How should I treat gallstones?

How should I treat gallstones?

Possibly surgery: If the gallstones are consistently causing problems (pain with eating, jaundice, pancreatitis), the gallbladder should be surgically removed. Avoiding fatty foods and losing weight can help lessen these symptoms and may make surgery unnecessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

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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Best way to treat gallstones at home?

Best way to treat gallstones at home?

Depends: If your gallbladder/gallstones are symptomatic., You can try sticking to a low-fat diet avoiding greasy, fatty, spicy type foods. If this doesn't work then you will need surgery to remove your gallbladder. ...Read more

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Which medications are available to treat gallstones?

Which medications are available to treat gallstones?

Basically none, : Unless you are a poor surgical or anesthetic risk. There is a medication that is successful only when the gallbladder is still functional, you need to take it for up to 2 years, and has chemical hepatitis risk. ...Read more

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When it comes to gallstones how do they do to treat it?

More info needed: Accidentally discover gallstones that are not bothering you can be left along. The usual treatment for pain and other symptoms is surgery. Very sick folks who cannot tolerate an operation may try a medicine that helps reduce cholesterol gallstones a little bit. Treatment this way is fairly pricey and goes on forever. ...Read more

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How to treat a 1cm gallstone?

How to treat a 1cm gallstone?

Depends: If you have symptoms like pain , distention , etc or not ( a symptomatic ) If stone duration is long standing , with no symptoms in 75 yr old could be left alone , with just observation by the physician, If symptomatic need removal of gall bladder which is a low risk procedure after medical clearance . ...Read more

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What to know before using ursofalk (ursodeoxycholic acid) to treat gallstones?

Oral dissolution: for gallstones is not very successful in general. This medication is only effective for gallstones with specific composition and size. It can cause liver damage. It also takes a long time for stones to dissolve. And they can re-form even after complete dissolution. For these reasons, preferred treatment for symptomatic gallstones is surgical cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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Where can I find a dr who treats gallstones non-surgically in sydney, nsw, australia? I developed 2 stones 7mm across after rapid weight loss. Urso?

Where can I find a dr who treats gallstones non-surgically in sydney, nsw, australia? I developed 2 stones 7mm across after rapid weight loss. Urso?

In order for: Oral dissolution agents to work, your gallbladder must be functional. And it takes up to 2 years to dissolve stones. And you can develop liver problems from med. And your chances of developing an acute attack during those two years is pretty high. For these reasons, medical treatment is usually not recommended unless you are a prohibitive surgical or anesthetic risk. ...Read more

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Gallbladder without gallstones but with a few small hyperechoic nodules along its inner wall largest measuring 0.8 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm compatible with small polyps versus adenomyomatosis. No Sxs. Treat?

Gallbladder without gallstones but with a few small hyperechoic nodules along its inner wall largest measuring 0.8 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm compatible with small polyps versus adenomyomatosis. No Sxs. Treat?

Adenomyomatosis: Rarely, adenomyomatosis can progress to form sinus tracts or communications. If no symptoms, monitoring is appropriate as there is no malignant potential and ultrasound is a reliable imaging technique for diagnosis. It is something to keep in the back of your mind and to provide when giving a medical history in the future. ...Read more

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Can I use methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis when I also have gallbladder stones and severe attacks?

Can I use methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis when I also have gallbladder stones and severe attacks?

Yes, but...: ...Why are you enduring the pain and risk of frequent gallbladder attacks? In the modern era of minimally invasive surgery, the risks are often greater to continue to have gallbladder attacks rather than the risk of surgery. Have you spoken with your primary care physician or rheumatologist about these attacks? ...Read more

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It's okay to use methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis when you also have gallbladder stones and severe attacks right?

It's okay to use methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis when you also have gallbladder stones and severe attacks right?

Yes: You mean want to use the injectable form rather than the oral form. Using it subcutaneously gives a better response with less risk of side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis when you also have gallbladder stones?

Yes.: Because mtx suppresses the immune system, you would not give it to someone who has an infected gall bladder. Asymptomatic stones without infection or duct obstruction, where surgery is not recommended would be ok. Mtx can cause liver injury (chemocal hepatitis) but it doesn't affect the gall bladder. ...Read more

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How do I find a pediatric gastroenterologist who treats more than ibs? Son also has high cholesterol and gallstones and dr just says unrelated to ibs

Abdominal pain: High cholesterol and the development of gallstones are related. Gallstones can cause abdominal pain. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion and can only be made when other causes have been ruled out. Pediatric gi's are trained in the treatment of much more than ibs. If your son's pain is due to gallstones, he may need to see a pediatric surgeon for consideration of gallbladder removal. ...Read more

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Pain of gallstones?

Pain of gallstones?

Pain: 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! ...Read more

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What are gallstones?

Gallstones: 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. ...Read more

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Ginger and gallstone?

Ginger and gallstone?

Unclear: 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. ...Read more

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How do gallstones form?

How do gallstones form?

Supersaturation!: 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. ...Read more

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Stopping gallstone pain?

Surgery: Have your gallbladder removed. In the meantime, avoid fatty and very rich foods and see your doctor soon for treatment. ...Read more

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Can i die from gallstones?

Can i die from gallstones?

Highly Unlikely: 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. ...Read more

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Is 2cm big for a gallstone?

Is 2cm big for a gallstone?

Yes, I would : 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. ...Read more

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When is a gallstone removed?

When is a gallstone removed?

When symptoms: Point toward gallbladder disease. If gallstones are found but you have no symptoms then surgery may never be required. ...Read more

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