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My mom 68 yo. Is olive oil n lemon juice for flushing the gallstone could work for her ?

My mom 68 yo. Is olive oil n lemon juice for flushing the gallstone could work for her ?

No: Nothing has been found to dissolve gallstones. If she doesn't have gallbladder symptoms leave the gallbladder alone. If she has symptoms, the gallbladder should be removed if she is otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone can occur in the gallbladder by concentration of bile with precipitation of crystals ...Read more


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Is gallstone cleanse effective so to avoid surgery? It is a type of diet where u eat 4x apple juice w/ olive oil and epsom salt for 6 days.

Is  gallstone cleanse effective so to avoid surgery? It is a type of diet where u eat 4x apple juice w/ olive oil and epsom salt for 6 days.

May not be.: Gallbladder (gb) surgery is usually proposed for a poorly functioning gb, ie: lowered ejection fraction, associated with abdomen RUQ pain. A gb "cleanse" may not make any difference; but one could try and see if it works for you. ...Read more

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Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?

Sure: Eat anything you want as long as it doesn't cause symptoms. If some foods disagree with you (ex. Fatty foods can sometimes cause pain in patients with gallstones) then avoid them. ...Read more

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Person diagnosed with gallstones, is it safe to try epsom salt, apple juice, olive oil, and lemon juice cleanse?Nutritionist gave this recipe.

Person diagnosed with gallstones, is it safe to try epsom salt, apple juice, olive oil, and lemon juice cleanse?Nutritionist gave this recipe.

Safe but won't work: This is an attempted cure but is really quackery. There is absolutely no proof that this works at all. People will believe they are seeing stones in their stool but this is not true. Regardless, it is safe to try this but it won't work. ...Read more

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My husband tried the olive oil & lemonjuice flush treatment.But theres still pain.Can u prescribe medicines that dissolves gallstones?He's 34, 83kg.

My husband tried the olive oil & lemonjuice flush treatment.But theres still pain.Can u prescribe medicines that dissolves gallstones?He's 34, 83kg.

Health fraud: Your husband was deceived by a phony remedy that produces weird bowel movements that the operators tell the victim are gallstones. Of course it didn't work. I'm glad he has a sensible wife like yourself. You're not going to dissolve gallstones taking stuff by mouth. If they need attention -- and many don't -- get with your physician and/or a good surgeon. ...Read more

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Is olive oil good when you have a stomach ache?

Is olive oil good when you have a stomach ache?

Not specifically: Olive oil would not be expected to relieve abdominal pains. You need to see a doctor for evaluation. Olive oil could make you feel worse if your problem is from gallstones or pancreatitis. I guess that it may be possible that olive oil could transiently reduce gastritis symptoms for some but would not be exoected to have long term success. Excess oil could cause diarrhea for some. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed w/ gallbladder polyps & stones.He passed out green&black feces after drinking olive oil & lemon juice.Were that stones?

My husband was diagnosed w/ gallbladder polyps & stones.He passed out green&black feces after drinking olive oil & lemon juice.Were that stones?

Not gallstones: The combination of olive oil, lemon juice, and digestive enzymes in our gut creates "soap stones"; these are not gallstones. There is medication, however, that can sometimes dissolve stones.However, it is an ineffective alternative to surgery--the gb is a "gallstone factory"--new stones will form within a few years. Lastly, a polyp can be pre-malignant: if > 1 cm, the gallbladder should be removed. ...Read more

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Are Olive Oil the cause of darken skin?

Are Olive Oil the cause of darken skin?

No: Olive oil does not cause the skin to darken. Sun exposure and genetics are the causes of darker skin. ...Read more

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