5 doctors weighed in:

Are gallstones considered dangerous?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

If they are causing symptoms then removal of your gallbladder may be indicated.
Otherwise nothing to worry about.

In brief: No.

If they are causing symptoms then removal of your gallbladder may be indicated.
Otherwise nothing to worry about.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
Thank
Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Symptomatic/problems

Besides pain, gallstones can cause bile outflow obstruction and liver disease and additionally, if a stone perforates the gallbladder, you can develop bile peritonitis or bacterial infection.
Seek a surgical opinopn ASAP

In brief: Symptomatic/problems

Besides pain, gallstones can cause bile outflow obstruction and liver disease and additionally, if a stone perforates the gallbladder, you can develop bile peritonitis or bacterial infection.
Seek a surgical opinopn ASAP
Dr. Philip Miller
Dr. Philip Miller
Thank
Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
13 years in practice
467K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors