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What are the non shadowing gallstones?

What are the non shadowing gallstones?

Sludge v. Stones: The preferred mode of identification of gallstones is ultrasound; stones typically are solid and cast a shadow on ultrasound. Some stones are too small to cast a shadow or may represent "sludge" within the gallbladder. When i see this result on ultrasound, it tells me that there may not be stones; therefore, i would only recommend surgery if the rest of the clinical picture was crystal-clear. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

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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A year ago I had abdominal ultrasound and the results were belly sludge vs. shadow gallstones. What does that mean?

A year ago I had abdominal ultrasound and the results were belly sludge vs. shadow gallstones. What does that mean?

Gallstones: It just means you have gallstones and some thickened bile fluid in your gall ladder. If you have been having pain in your abdomen on the upper right side those stones may be causing it. If not then you have asymptomatic gallstones which are very common and are nothing to worry about. If you are having pain I would see your pcp about it so they can refer you to a surgeon to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Are there successful, non-surgical techniques for gallstone removal?

Are there successful, non-surgical techniques for gallstone removal?

Not really: Gallstones in the gallbladder under the liver cause nausea and pain. They can block the ducts or tubes that drain the liver or pancreas causing jaundice or pancreatitis if they pass from the gallbladder to these tubes. Some drugs have been used to dissolve small stones; but the treatment is long, and the stones return when the drug is stopped. Ercp can be used to remove stones in the bile ducts. ...Read more

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Pain of gallstones?

Pain of gallstones?

Pain: Gallbladder pain from gallstones is usually in the abdomen right under the lower tip of the breast bone and/ or under the right rib cage. It can radiate to the back, and is sometimes associated with nausea or vomiting. It can also be brought on 30-60 minutes after eating. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are gallstones?

What are gallstones?

Gallstones: Gallstones are made of various crystal that grow into stones in the gallbladder. They can be from bile (bilirubin) or cholesterol origin. They grow in the gallbladder, may be present without any symptoms, or may cause upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea, or vomiting. Often eating fatty foods may aggravate the discomfort from gallstones. ...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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How do gallstones form?

How do gallstones form?

Supersaturation!: Bile consists of a mixture of cholesterol, bile pigments, and phospholipids. If any of these increase, they can precipitate out and become solidified, forming stones. This is present in 10-20% of people in the US, although usually "silent". Heredity, diet, and age can all play a role. ...Read more

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Stopping gallstone pain?

Surgery: Have your gallbladder removed. In the meantime, avoid fatty and very rich foods and see your doctor soon for treatment. ...Read more

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Can i die from gallstones?

Can i die from gallstones?

Highly Unlikely: Most people with gallbladder disease are troubled by transient episodes of pain, often after eating (biliary colic). If the gb is obstructed by a stone, inflammation can develop, but it rarely leads to an infection. If a stone exits the gb, it can block the: liver, potentially leading to serious liver infections (cholangitis), or the pancreas, leading to pancreatitis; very rarely, this is fatal. ...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