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I think i might have gallstones. Need some advice?

I think i might have gallstones. Need some advice?

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

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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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What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose gallstones?

What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose gallstones?

Usually ultrasound: An ultrasound of the gallbladder is usually the simplest, least expensive test to diagnose gallstones. Gallstones can be found incidentally on a number of other tests like ct, mri, etc. ...Read more

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Is their a need to remove the gallstones at the bladder?

Is their a need to remove the gallstones at the bladder?

Yes: If gallstones are present and the patient has symptoms related to the gallstones, the gallbladder should be removed. In healthy people, with no symptoms in which the stones were discovered incidentally, there is no indication to operate. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis and gallstones. I need help with a diet plan!

I have diverticulitis and gallstones. I need help with a diet plan!

Will be different: 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 more

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What are the symptoms of having gallstoned?

What are the symptoms of having gallstoned?

Pain: Often intermittent pain in the right upper abdomen especially after a fatty meal. There may be waves of crescendo type pain and nausea/ vomiting. If things get really ugly you may develop systemic signs of infection with fever. ...Read more

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Ginger and gallstone?

Ginger and gallstone?

Unclear: Some herbal websites suggest that ginger can treat gallstones, others warn that ginger may stimulate gallbladder contractions and provoke a gallbladder attack an article i found in a GI journal could not document any effect on gallbladder volume or ejection fraction in healthy males. Ginger may increase bile production. Actual effect on gallstones is unclear. ...Read more

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Is 2cm big for a gallstone?

Is 2cm big for a gallstone?

Yes, I would : Say it is on larger side. But small stones can cause problems just as much as large stones. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder disease, you should have cholecystectomy, ask your surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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Sorry. 8mm gallstone, not 8 cm?

Surgery if symptoms: Gb surgery would be appropriate if you have symptoms. Just having gallstones does not require any therapy. Once symptoms start, however, they continue and slowly worsen over time. In the worst case, the gallbladder can become gangrenous and rupture causeing the need for an emergency procedure. If symptoms start, therefore, you should have the surgery early, electively before a disaster happens. ...Read more

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