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Get an ultrasound: If you experience intermittent pain in your upper abdomen, especially right-sided pain, and if the pain tends to occur after a fatty meal, you may have gallstones. Also, gallstones are more common in women, especially those who are overweight. The best test to see if you have gallstones is an ultrasound. This is a painless, noninvasive test that your primary physician can order for you. ...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?
With gallstone attack would my baby be in danger can surgery be safely (for baby) performed if needed?
Is it necessary to undergo surgery when the discovery of a gallstone in the gallbladder. Or there is a cure and there is no need for surgery?
R u having symptoms?: The only definitive treatment of gallbladder disease is to remove the "gallstone factory". Thankfully, this can usually be removed via out-patient laparoscopic surgery. Like all operations, there are risks and it is up to you and your surgeon to decide if the benefits of this operation outweigh the risks. However, if you have stones that are "silent"--not causing symptoms--we don't recommend rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will differ: Gallstones cause symptoms when they block the function of the gallbladder after eating fatty foods. Thus avoiding fatty foods like fried and high fat foods may be helpful. For diverticulitis, the blockage of diverticular sac openings is the root cause for inflammation. Avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking more water, and to exercise more frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Gallstones in themselves are not significant unless they are associated with inflammation of the gallbladder wall. I would have your physician discuss with the radiologist whether there is thickening of the gallbladder wall, fever and an elevated white blood cell count. If so, what you may have is acute cholecystitis which would require removal. Please consult your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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