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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

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

Maybe surgery: 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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http://goo. Gl/1c7et. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Gallbladder (Definition)

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


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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?

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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My husband has stones on his gallbladder. Is surgery the best option?

My husband has stones on his gallbladder. Is surgery the best option?

Under a number of...: 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

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Can the gallbladder stone of 9mm can be dissolved with medicine alone without surgery?

Can the gallbladder stone of 9mm can be dissolved with medicine alone without surgery?

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

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Does 19mm stone in gallbladder is possible to remove by medicine.? Or surgery is the last option.?

Does 19mm stone in gallbladder is possible to remove by medicine.? Or surgery is the last option.?

No: Medicine cannot help to remove the stone. Surgery is only option to remove the stone, and when they are that size you should consider having the operation. ...Read more

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What is function of gallbladder in body... What will be its impact on body when we removed it for stone surgery.?

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

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Surgery papers state gallbladder was necrotic, it was removed for stones & docs didn't mention it - should I be concerned?

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

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Should I go to the E.R.? Severe Gallbladder pain, diagnosed with stones and sludge-balls. Awaiting surgery date.

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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What are symptoms of gallbladder stones and do I need surgery?

What are symptoms of gallbladder stones and do I need surgery?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen. ...Read more

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Doctor my wife is having gallbladder stones...Is surgery necessary for that?

Doctor my wife is having gallbladder stones...Is surgery necessary for that?

Not necessarily: Gallstones are common - 25% of women by age 60 and 20% of men by age 75 but they usually don't cause symptoms. This is called cholelithiasis. When symptoms arise, its cholecystitis and this usually requires surgical intervention. ...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?

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

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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?

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.
Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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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?

Unfortunate: 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

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Gallbladder and bile duct are normal but have stones and had one attack. Can diet do the trick or do I need surgery?

Gallbladder and bile duct are normal but have stones and had one attack. Can diet do the trick or do I need surgery?

Biliary colic or not: Additional testing may clarify the need for surgery. Do you have elevated liver tests? Have you had a CCK-HIDA scan? ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed in june no stones, 17%function&enlarged. Extensive tests by gi, diagnosis me with IBS &gastropsrisis. Could surgery have caused this?

Gallbladder removed in june no stones, 17%function&enlarged. Extensive tests by gi, diagnosis me with IBS &gastropsrisis. Could surgery have caused this?

No: Surgery to remove a gallbladder without stones, even with low function, is only helpful in some patients. Gallbladder surgery would not cause "ibs ; gastroparesis." it is more likely that your gallbladder was not causing all of your symptoms in the first place. ...Read more

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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

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Gallbladder surgery in two days no stones of inflamation just Gerd and low function discover by hida scan. What are the complications and mortality %?

Gallbladder surgery in two days no stones of inflamation just Gerd and low function discover by hida scan. What are the complications and mortality %?

Your surgeon: Should have given you all the possible complications. But laparoscopic cholecystectomy is very safe and curative. Your surgeon and your doctor has determined that potential benefits of surgery outweigh the risks when they recommended that you undergo this operation. ...Read more

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I am diabetic hypertention artherities patient having 18 5mm stone in gallbladder have also serum creatinine 1 8mg dl so should I undergo surgery?

I am diabetic hypertention artherities patient having 18 5mm stone in gallbladder have also serum creatinine 1 8mg dl so should I undergo surgery?

Maybe yes maybe no: It all depends on whether or not you are symptomatic. If you are having abdominal pain, nausea, or fever, you may benefit from surgery. If your only problem with your gallbladder is the presence of a 5 mm stone, then surgery is not warranted. ...Read more

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I have a gall bladder stone of 10 mm bt without any symptom of pain and acid reflux. Should I go for surgery?

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

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I'm. 29 diagnosd with gall bladder stones doc advised removal of gall bladder, will I be able to lead normal life after surgery?

I'm. 29 diagnosd with gall bladder stones doc advised removal of gall bladder, will I be able to lead normal life after surgery?

Most likely: 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

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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?

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?

Ok: First 2 days after laparoscopic cholecystectomy could be tough, but pain meds work great, especially if they let you take Motrin. By the end of the week you should be back to normal. Of course recovery may be shorter or longer based on your history and pain tolerance. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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Gall bladder and removal of stone at the junction of cystic duct and cbd via open surgery. Stone of 15mm in bile duct and bile leak after 10months?

Need ERCP: You may have retained stones inside bile ducts most likely in the common duct, ERCP and and retrieval possible in most of the time, see a GI specialist ...Read more

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My mother had gallbladder stones is there any treatment rather then surgery?

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

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Ultrasound showed gallbladder full of stones. Had ruq pain on/off for few months. Is surgery really needed? If yes, how quickly?

Ultrasound showed gallbladder full of stones. Had ruq pain on/off for few months. Is surgery really needed? If yes, how quickly?

Yes: You have pains for few months, symptomatic gall bladder disease with stones, unlikely to get better with out surgery, plan it in next couple of months. It is a low risk ambulatory procedure, speak to your surgeon ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more