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Do gall bladders always require surgical removal because gall stones are present?

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Dr. Suzanne Jones
Phlebology

In brief: No

Gallstones can be found incidentally in many people who will never have problems with them. If you aren't having symptoms and there aren't any concerning findings on the imaging study that diagnosed them, they can be safely observed.
Calcification of the gallbladder wall or stones larger than 2cm diameter are some findings that should encourage removal.

In brief: No

Gallstones can be found incidentally in many people who will never have problems with them. If you aren't having symptoms and there aren't any concerning findings on the imaging study that diagnosed them, they can be safely observed.
Calcification of the gallbladder wall or stones larger than 2cm diameter are some findings that should encourage removal.
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