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Im 23 and have gallstones what can I do?

Im 23 and have gallstones what can I do?

Discuss with yourMD: Yeah that's young, but not unheard of; risk factors? Been pregnant, birth control pills, yo-yo diets, family history, GI diseases, etc. Assuming you aren't diabetic (it gets more complicated for them) you have stones and no symptoms, then you may go your whole life without a problem. Remove gb if pass stone, certain other gb changes, polyps, etc. See your doc, discuss your specifics. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

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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I've been diagnosed with gallstones. What can I expect?

I've been diagnosed with gallstones. What can I expect?

Let me explain: Most people who have gallstones do not have symptoms. If you have symptoms, you most likely will have mild pain in the pit of your stomach or in the upper right part of your belly. Pain may spread to your right upper back or shoulder blade area. Sometimes the pain is more severe. It may be steady, or it may come and go. Or it may get worse when you eat. Or some time you may have attack ...Read more

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I'm wondering are gallstones a serious medical condition?

Not usually: Many will have gallstones and have no abdominal symptoms. Rarely serious issues will occur such as pancreatitis or bile duct obstruction with jaundice. Usually it is an elective option for laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder if you are having abdominal symptoms from gallstones. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are gallstones causing me so much pain?

Gallstones: Cause pain by biliary colic, which happens when gallbladder contracts against a stone obstructing the outlet. It can also cause acute cholecystitis, which is an infection in the gb. Best to have your gb removed surgically for definitive cure. ...Read more

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I'm sometimes sick after eatting and been told it's not gallstones. ?

I'm sometimes sick after eatting and been told it's not gallstones. ?

Gallstones or not: Its not a guessing game if the ultrasound shows gallstones then you have them and pain after a fatty meal is fairly common if you are having gallstone related pain if the ultrasound did not show gallstones then it is something else, possibly acid related. ...Read more

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Had a recent us found a gallstone 8.6mm x 5.4mm. I'm symptomatic, i've read that post-choly, most patients still experience pain. Any truth to this?

Postop, not GB pain: Cholecystectomy is surgery, whether laparoscopic (belly button) or open (traditional). There will likely be post op pain (usually less and for a shorter period of time if laparoscopic). If your pain was gb pain (right upper quad/or mid below ribcage, maybe into back , often with vomiting, confirmed with us findings, e.g. Thickened gb wall, edema, fluid around gb, then surgery should resolve issue. ...Read more

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I've been recently diagnose with having gallstones. I've been having problems with them over the last couples of weeks. I'm trying to find cheap aff?

I've been recently diagnose with having gallstones.  I've been having problems with them over the last couples of weeks.  I'm trying to find cheap aff?

Cheap what? -: -there is no real question here. Usually if U stones & lots of symptoms, surgery is a possibility. Cheaper if U get on a low,very low fat diet may help, but eventually the only way to permanently get better is gall bladder surgery. ...Read more

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