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On my mothers side, all the women have history of gallstones, I have sharp pain in my lower right abdomen. Could I have them at my age?

On my mothers side, all the women have history of gallstones, I have sharp pain in my lower right abdomen. Could I have them at my age?

Sure, but...: ...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. Usually, symptoms are right upper quadrant radiating to right back ; scapula. ...Read more

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Previous Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones occur in nearly 25% of women in the U.S. by age 60, and as many as 50% by age 75. In most cases, they have no symptoms. In general, women are probably at increased risk because estrogen stimulates the liver to remove more cholesterol from blood and divert it into the bile. Pregnancy increases the risk for gallstones, and pregnant women with stones are more likely to have symptoms than nonpregnant women. Surgery should be delayed until after delivery if possible. In fact, gallstones may disappear after delivery. If surgery is necessary, laparoscopy ...Read more


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My 8yr old is on a high fiber diet with a history of gallstones. In the last month he won't eat meat c/o making his stomach hurt and is always full?

My 8yr old is on a high fiber diet with a history of gallstones. In the last month he won't eat meat c/o making his stomach hurt and is always full?

Yes 8 yr can have: Yes 8 yr old can have gall stones , bur rare, the pain may be due acute gallbladder attachs, take him for exam and sono to see any evidence acute chole. ( then may require surgery ). ...Read more

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Right breast pain radiating to shoulder blade area. Family history of breast cancer and personal history of gallstones. Breast feels heavy, full.....?

Right breast pain radiating to shoulder blade area. Family history of breast cancer and personal history of gallstones. Breast feels heavy, full.....?

Think gallstones.: Although you should be always vigilant when it comes to breast cancer, if you have not detected anything like a lump on self exam, breast cancer should be the second thing in this case that you should think of. Gallbladder pain from gallstones has right side pain around that area with radiation to the right shoulder blade area. This can also be why your breast feels full. See your dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Pain in the chest, back, arms, and shoulders. I burp constantly. Doc thought it was GERD, but meds don't help. Family history of gallstones.

Pain in the chest, back, arms, and shoulders. I burp constantly. Doc thought it was GERD, but meds don't help. Family history of gallstones.

Pain: if your doctor thinks that your pain is due to GERD but it is not responsive to the medications, then the next step would be a work up by a gastroenterologist. There are tests which can help sort this out. I would make an appointment as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove gallstones naturally with a drink or is surgery the only remedy?

Is there a way to remove gallstones naturally with a drink or is surgery the only remedy?

Yes: Surgery is the gold standard there are meds called actigall but as soon as you stop them the stones come back. ...Read more

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Best home remedy for gallbladder stones?

Best home remedy for gallbladder stones?

Good alternatives: The standard treatment is removing the gallbladder; i believe this should be the last resort rather than initial treatment. I've had many patients have great success with natural therapies to dissolve gallstones & flush them out of the liver/gallbladder. See http://www.Townsendletter.Com/july2011/momiracles0711.Html & the amazing liver and gallbladder flush by andreas moritz and my comment:. ...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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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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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