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Is Gallbladder Stone Can Be Cured Without Surgery
I have a stone in my gall bladder of 5.33mm calculus. Does it need a surgery or tablets is enough to cure it? Am afraid very much
Correct treatment depends on the rest of your work-up. If your evaluation and resultant diagnosis is symptomatic cholelithiasis, you should have cholecystectomy. These links may assist: http://goo. Gl/6iiah
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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 aunt has gall bladder stones. Is there any ways in alternative medicine to cure it without surgery? Or any foods that can cure it?
No: Gallstones can be observed if there is no discomfort or problems. Gallstones that cause pain or nausea usually are best treated with surgery to resolve the problem. Actgall is a medication that may dissolve some gallstones, but can take 2-3 years, does not work on large or calcified stones & gallstones can return if medication is stopped. ...Read more
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Scenarios yes. I'm not a surgeon but refer patients to surgeons. Some clear indications that surgery is best:
-persistent colicky pain &/or or other bothersome symptoms (vomiting) in repeated episodes;a high severity or prolonged duration, certainly intractable/unable to be relieved- surrounding organ dysfunction or inflammation due to the gallstones; -if the stones are particularly large ...Read more
Depends: Please see my answer to your other question. Surgery can be performed for gall bladder with minimally invasive techniques. It is one of the greatest advancese in the past 100 years. Talk to your surgeon and talk to the patients in his/her office. Again great job understanding your disease. ...Read more
Does 19mm stone in gallbladder is possible to remove by medicine.? Or surgery is the last option.?
What is function of gallbladder in body... What will be its impact on body when we removed it for stone surgery.?
Bile storage: The gallbladder stores bile produced in the liver. When you eat a meal, it contracts and releases bile into the first part of the small intestine. The bile helps you break up and digest fat. If the gallbladder is removed, there is a constant trickle of bile into the small intestine. Most people do fine without their gallbladder, and if it is removed for real disease, they feel better. ...Read more
Surgery papers state gallbladder was necrotic, it was removed for stones & docs didn't mention it - should I be concerned?
No: Paper you mean pathology report, is the one the pathologist when received the specimen describes and after microscopic examination generates the report. Surgeon reports what was seen during procedure, like acutely inflamed gb with stones, will not know the mucous membrane is necrotic etc whole picture comes only after putting all reports together, don't be concerned. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more
Should I go to the E.R.? Severe Gallbladder pain, diagnosed with stones and sludge-balls. Awaiting surgery date.
My God, OfAllThe Gall: If you are hurting so much the pain medication you are taking isn't helping (assuming you're taking it as directed) &/or you are vomiting everything or most things you are eating or drinking &/or you have a fever &/or you are urinating less &/or your urine is getting darker & darker &/or your eyes are getting yellow &/or a large black crow flies in and impales itself in your stomach, go to the ER ...Read more
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HIDA scan said I have gallbladder disease. No stones. I'm not sure what this means. And if surgery is right. Can u advise me?
Acalculous cholecyst: You have a diseased GB and need a cholecystectomy. This usually caused by fine sludge obstructing the outflow tract of the GB and causing infection. ...Read more
Need to have the surgery though because, the doctor says my gallbladder is inflamed, has lots of stones and it is functioning at like 10 percent?
Yes,: Can obstruct liver or cause infection in whole body, need to remove. ...Read more
What do you advise if I have chronic cholecystis recently and am scheduled for surgery soon. One of my gallbladder stone is 3 cm, is it unusual for stones to be that big?
No, not really:
Sounds like you do need the operation. Gallstones can be tiny or even bigger than 3cm. Actually, the tiny ones are more dangerous because they can pass out of the gallbladder into the common bile duct and cause jaundice.
Gallbladder removal used to require a big operation with a long scar. Now, most are done laparoscopically which is simple and safe and you are home in a day.
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Gallbladder removed, no stones, pain or issues. Doc said removed bcuz it disfunctioned from being on NPO too long from other surgery prior. Possible?
I am sorry to hear you had your gallbladder removed. I believe organs should be removed only as a last resort when there are no other options. It does not seem necessary to remove a gallbladder when you were having no stones, pain or issues. Many people have fasted long periods without harm to their gallbladder.
At this point I advise taking Ox Bile and lipase enzymes with your meals. ...Read more
Gallbladder and bile duct are normal but have stones and had one attack. Can diet do the trick or do I need surgery?
Hida scan showed gallbladder ejection fraction 33.4%. No stones but have constant pain x 2weeks and unable to eat. What is the likelihood of surgery?
Gallbladder removed in june no stones, 17%function&enlarged. Extensive tests by gi, diagnosis me with IBS &gastropsrisis. Could surgery have caused this?
Surgery revealed my gallbladder was corkscrewed on itself and tightly closed shut with scarring on liver. No stones. What could cause this?
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No gallbladder but keeps getting stones in the bile duct leading to surgery, where are they coming from, why and can they prevented?
Biliary stones: It has been suggested that the biliary ducts have some stone forming potential. There are medications that can be used in the long term that may help, ursodiol for example. ...Read more
Gallbladder surgery in two days no stones of inflamation just Gerd and low function discover by hida scan. What are the complications and mortality %?
Should I go to dr first part of this year I had my gallbladder removed. They told me they had to leave a stone in my duct to avoid open surgery. For the past week I have been having severe pain under my right sholder blade and on occasion near my sternu
Go to ER: This could be a sign of a serious blockage or infection. You should seek medical attention. ...Read more
They found gallbladder stone at the ER! But it wasn't necessary surgery they sent me home with Pepcid (famotidine) Last night I had a gallstone attack what to do?
I am diabetic hypertention artherities patient having 18 5mm stone in gallbladder have also serum creatinine 1 8mg dl so should I undergo surgery?
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Hi, I had undergone an open surgery ofstomach becoz I was having stones in gall bladder & in food pipe...But now after a year the portion of stiches is growning like anything. What u can sugest me in this.?
General Surgery: You question is confusing but my advise is to go back to the surgeon who operated and explain your symptoms. ...Read more
No recurrence: Only if there is retained stone in the biliary tree. ...Read more
I have a gall bladder stone of 10 mm bt without any symptom of pain and acid reflux. Should I go for surgery?
Not necessarily.: Many people have gall stones and will never have problems. I would suggest removal if it starts giving you problems/sxs. ...Read more
I'm. 29 diagnosd with gall bladder stones doc advised removal of gall bladder, will I be able to lead normal life after surgery?
Some stones are bilirubin, and one may need to look for causes of the stone and adjust.
Other risk factors, obesity, diet may still need attention to be normal.
The surgery has risks but are low and most heal just fine.
Most cholecystectomy is done by laparoscopy these days. ...Read more
Hi I have to have gall bladder surgery to remove stones due to moderate to severe pain and I was wondering how I'm gonna feel right after the surgery?
I recently had my gall bladder removed. One week later a kidney stone was detected. Could this develope from surgery or was the stone there for a long time? Pain is same before gall bladder was removed.
Unrelated: Kidney stone and gallstones would entirely be unrelated, and the kidney stone would not be related to your surgery. You may still be healing and having surgical discomfort from the gallbladder surgery and the kidney stone may just be present. If the kidney stone is entering or blocking the ureter, then the kidney stone may cause pain. ...Read more
I am having silent 13 mm stone in my gall bladder since last 20 years. No pain but chronic gas and constipation problem pl. Advise whether surgery.
Gallstone: As amazing as it it that this rather large stone hasn’t bothered you to this point, I can’t easily identify it as a cause for your gas and constipation. I think these are two separate issues. So I’m not sure that having your gallbladder out would help your gas and constipation. ...Read more
Hi Doctor, my grandfather, 78 years of age, has undergone a gall bladder removal surgery stones had developed inside the gall bladder. It has been aro?
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My wife had a laproscopic surgery 1 month before after she was diagonosed gall bladder stones. After the surgery she has started a back ache. Plz help?
See your surgeon: It depends on how long ago the surgery was. There can be some temporary muscle aches in the back early after surgery. Later pains could be from pancreas, rarely from retained bile duct stone, or other possibilities. Needs a physical exam with your doctor or your surgeon. ...Read more
My mother. 61 yr. Multiple gall bladder stones. Max 11 mm. Surgery recommended. But she has no pain. Is surgery must? . What precautions if don't opt it
Depends: Gallstones are the result of a disease process and only resolved by the removal of the gallbladder. If pain is not a symptom, there could be other vague symptoms present. Also, why wait for a severe attack and possible related complications. While surgery is not immune to complication, it is very safe. A sincere discussion with a surgeon will help you decide. ...Read more
Is a gall bladder flush safe for my 11 year-old? My son's appendics almost ruptured and was removed in september. At the time a gall stone showed up as well on his x-ray. I would much rather do a flush that is safe than have him go through surgery again.
There: There is nothing in authentic medical literature that refers to a "gallbladder flush." I have had several patients mention this to me and my advice is to not do this. Causing a gallstone to pass can be more harmful and dealy than not. I agree with the other surgeons taht if he is symtomatic from this then treatment would be laparoscopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed. It wasn't working and had stones. After surgery surgeon said it was distended and removal was best. What does that mean?
Distended: That means That the gallbladder had become stretched out - possibly because it was filled with stones or sludgy material. ...Read more
Not really: You can try to manage the pain by medication, you can even try the medication that might be able to dissolve some specific stone, but you could not make the gallbladder healthy again. If the patient is healthy enough to tolerate surgery. Then surgery is the only cure for this problem, that will eliminate any potential complication associated with gallbladder stone. All other option are palliative. ...Read more