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Is Gallbladder Removal The Only Treatment For Gall Stones
No, but...: ...It's the most effective. Gallstones can be dissolved by ultrasound waves (lithotripsy) or medication, however, new ones will form. The only effective way to permanently get rid of stones is to remove the "gallstone factory", the gallbladder. Thankfully, this can be done by minimally invasive outpatient surgery. Most importantly, though, this is only recommended if one has symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
My friend had gall stones . Doctor told to remove gallbladder .Is there any way to dissolve stones ? What will be side effects if gallbladder removed?
Remove gallbladder: The only effective treatment for patients with symptomatic gallbladder disease with stones is to remove the gallbladder. You create stones due to an abnormal mixture of your fats and bile salts, and frequently genetic predisposition to lithogenic bile. A small percentage of people have loose stools for a short time after gallbladder removal. ...Read more
I had gall stones a few years ago I was supposed to get my gall bladder removed when they were first discovered but never happened so I changed my diet and got rid of them but recently I'm getting the attacks again how do I manage the pain while waiting t
Diet is key: Well, let's begin with you did not get rid of gallstones. Meals that have a high fat content will cause the gallbladder to contract, sometimes rather forcefully. That causes pain, especially if gall stone stuck in neck. Low fat diet may potentially reduce some of the pain. With continued pain you should see your Doctor.it may mean you have to have the gallbladder out sooner. ...Read more
I have gallstones, need gallbladder removed, heard drinking apple juice, olive oil n lemon juice passes the stones, one is very large. does it work?
Not ideal.: Removing gallstones from the gallbladder and leaving the gallbladder in place is not commonly done. There are extreme circumstances where the gallbladder is temporarily drained prior to removing it, but if someone is forming gallstones, that are symptomatic, removing the gallbladder is the best long term solution. ...Read more
Yes, in a small: minority of cases, stones can form in the common duct, which connects the liver to duodenum. If you are having symptoms, you should see a doctor for full exam and tests. It could still be some other problem too. ...Read more
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