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Gall bladder stones 8mm. What are the options for me?

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Dr. Michael Taylor
Critical Care
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In brief: Surgery or not

If the gallstones are causing symptoms, then surgery to remove your gallbladder is an option.
If a gallstone blocks the bile duct, then you may also need a procedure to remove stones from the bile duct (ercp). If you're not having symptoms, then you don't need to do anything. I'd recommend seeing a general surgeon to discuss your options.

In brief: Surgery or not

If the gallstones are causing symptoms, then surgery to remove your gallbladder is an option.
If a gallstone blocks the bile duct, then you may also need a procedure to remove stones from the bile duct (ercp). If you're not having symptoms, then you don't need to do anything. I'd recommend seeing a general surgeon to discuss your options.
Dr. Michael Taylor
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