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What is a good over-the-counter meds for nausea everyday I have with gallstones that CT scan showed? I want to work without drowsiness.

What is  a good over-the-counter meds for nausea everyday I have with gallstones that CT scan showed? I want to work without drowsiness.

Meds may not help: Although some patients find Prilosec otc or zantac (ranitidine) helpful, it is best to discuss your gallstone condition with your physician, gastroenterologist or general surgeon. ...Read more

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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What is the typical treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

What is the typical treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

See: "Pancreatitis caused by Gallstones " at http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatitis/multimedia/pancreatitis-caused-by-gallstones/img-20007560 ...Read more

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What is the most emergent treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

What is the most emergent treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

ERCP: Most cases of pancreatitis are mild & self-limiting. However, if severe (or with a strong suspicion of common bile duct stones), endoscopic removal of the cbd stone (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) may improve the outcome. Eventually, a cholecystectomy will be necessary to prevent future episodes. ...Read more

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What isthebest treatment for gallstones. Medication r surgery?

What isthebest treatment for gallstones.  Medication r surgery?

Depends: If the gallstones are symptomatic, take the gall bladder out. If they were noted incidentally on an x ray but have not caused any pain or obstruction, follow a low fat diet. Meds don't really help and carry a lot of side effects. ...Read more

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What can cause gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

What can cause gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

Unknown: Although rare, gallstones and sludge can be seen during routine fetal ultrasounds. This has not been correlated with any diseases associated with gallstones in children or adults. No treatment is needed since they typically resolve on their own. ...Read more

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What are the causes of gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

No treatment needed: Fetal cholelithiasis is relatively common (1 in 300 pregnancies). It is caused usually by hemolytic conditions of newborns or maternal hemolytic anemias. The prognosis is excellent, with most stones gone by the babies' first year of life. ...Read more

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Hi...I just found out that I have gallstones.....I really apreciate your help if i can get an advise what is the best to get as treatment , ?

Hi...I just found out that I have gallstones.....I really apreciate your help if i can get an advise what is the best to get as treatment , ?

Surgery versus diet: If you have gallstones that are causing symptoms of abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting then the most effective treatment is to have the gallbladder removed surgically . If you don't have symptoms surgery is not indicated and you should try to avoid fatty food in your diet. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of gallbladder stones?

What is the treatment of gallbladder stones?

Depends: If your not having symptoms leave them alone. If you begin having pain, fever or severe indigestion then it's time for cholecystectomy ...Read more

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I am 53, I have a 150 mm gallstone, never had one before. Is Actigall (ursodiol) treatment a good option for my condition?

I am 53, I have a 150 mm gallstone, never had one before.  Is Actigall (ursodiol) treatment a good option for my condition?

Yes, but...: Why bother, when the stones may recur after dissolution? If you are dead-set against gallbladder removal, or have medical contraindications to the surgery, then stone dissolution therapy is an option. Can use oral cheno or urso) which is costly and works about 1/2 the time over 6 months (poor candidates have calcified stones), or direct infusion of mtbe into the biliary tree. 150 mm=6 inch stone?! ...Read more

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Homeopathic treatment for gallbladder stones?

None: There is no effective homeopathic treatment for gallstones. In the past some prescribed medicines were used to dissolve stones, but they had many side effects and were not that effective. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has replaced medical dissolution and shock wave treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a good homeopathic treatment for kidney and gallbladder stones?

Is there a good homeopathic treatment for kidney and gallbladder stones?

Yes, possible: Other treatments may well be needed with existing, large kidney stones, but homeopathy may have potential in solving chronic tendencies towards making them: http://tinyurl.Com/mhjmoxg also there have been cases of existing stones successfully being expelled with homeopathic treatment: http://tinyurl.Com/kk78de6 several remedies can help with gall stones too, but you need a skilled homeopath. ...Read more

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

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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Fatty liver and gallstones what are the treatment should I be very worried really scared 27 year old male 270 weight?

Fatty liver and gallstones what are the treatment should I be very worried really scared 27 year old male 270 weight?

Weight loss: and a healthier lifestyle are the best ways to treat the above problems. You are young and have time on your side so get to work! Obesity, fatty liver, and gallstones can sometimes lead to heart problems, vascular disease and liver failure. Work with your self and your doctor to get your weight and cholesterol under control. Be sure to note smoke. Best of luck :) ...Read more

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My brother has Thalasemia, little liver sweeling.Recently 17mm gallstones has diagnosed.What will be the treatment and risk factors for him ?

My brother has Thalasemia, little liver sweeling.Recently 17mm gallstones has diagnosed.What will be the treatment and risk factors for him ?

Gallstone ? disease: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased. ...Read more

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High bilirubin of 237 but lower enzymes, gallbladder stones & was on TB medication earlier but not anymore. Age57 what is the treatment? How to reduce

High bilirubin of 237 but lower enzymes, gallbladder stones & was on TB medication earlier but not anymore. Age57 what is the treatment? How to reduce

Sorry....: Billirubin can not be 237. If 23.7......the cause may be INH ( TB med ) induced liver damage. Need to see PMD.....for full evaluation. ...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.

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 an ultrasound much more likely to detect a gallstone than an ordinary Xray? Also a gallstone can sometimes cause pain but can it ever create a serious medical problem if there is no treatment?

Is an ultrasound much more likely to detect a gallstone than an ordinary Xray? Also a gallstone can sometimes cause pain but can it ever create a serious medical problem if there is no treatment?

Yes: Gallstones are usually cholesterol and not calcified therefore no visible by x-Ray. Gallstones can get in common bile duct and cause obstruction and also can cause rarely cause intestinal obstruction ...Read more

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Any alternative treatment for gallstones except laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Surgery not a must: Gallstones are very common and more common with age. Most of the time these cause no problems but they can become symptomatic and cause pain. At their worst they can cause gallbladder infection and pancreatitis. At times they block the biliary system. Surgery is done on an elective basis for most people with symptomatic stones and on an urgent basis for gallbladder infection/ inflammation. ...Read more

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Mum, 92, 2cm cancerous lump found in scan for gallstones. Waiting for colonoscopy & CT results, what treatment options are for such elderly patients?

Mum, 92, 2cm cancerous lump found in scan for gallstones. Waiting for colonoscopy & CT results, what treatment options are for such elderly patients?

Depends: Mostly depends on the person's overall health and activity level, not just age. Where is the lump? How is it known to be cancerous on only a gallbladder study? Would need more detailed information, but if it is a cancerous tumor that is contained or localized, then surgery should be fine depending on the overall health status (and depending on what organ may have the tumor). ...Read more