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Ultrasound Treatment For Gallstones
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?
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
Person diagnosed with gallstones by ultrasound was told to remove gallbladder without any other tests.How can we be sure this is a right choice?
Second opinion: If you are concerned about what to do, see a gastroenterologist, which is is a doctor that specailizes in non surgical treatment of gallstones. If they tell you to have your gallbladder out then go to a surgeon for gallbladder removal. The risk factors for symptomatic gallstones are female , age forty, previous childbirth or birth control pills, and obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need interpretation of ultrasound . Gallstones and sludge and possil]ble polyp present withingallbladder wall thickening, edema and pericholecystic?
Male 50 low chol, thin, no fam history of gallstones. 2 attacks 6 weeks ago. Ultrasound shows 4 stones, liver bloodwork normal. Gb removal advised?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Person diagnosed with gallstones by an ultrasound, what other tests should be done to rule out other diseases to ensure it truly is gallstones?
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