I have gallstones do I need to get my gallbladder removed?

Symptoms or polyp. If gallbladder polyp also present then a ccy should be considered.
Possibly not... 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.
Gall stones. Gall stones if these are asymptomatic do not need to be removed.Cholesterol gall stones can be dissolved with ursodeoxycholic acid, sometime you can get relief by ERCP procedure, these can be broken by extracorporeal shock wave lithtropsy.Gall bladder removal has 99% chance of avoiding recurrence of the gall stones.Alternative medicine hasll bladder flush have been reported in lancet, but bebatable.

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I have gallstones do I need to get my gallbladder removed?

Only if Symptoms. App. 80% of people with gallstones never develop symptoms and need not have their gallbladder removed. However, once attacks begin, the only way to prevent them from coming back is to remove the gallbladder. Of course, every operation involves a decision regarding the risks vs. Benefits; if the risks of surgery are too high, there are alternatives that may temporize matters. Read more...
Depends. Just having gallstones does not automatically mean you need to have your gallbladder removed. Some people have stones but have no symptoms at all. Usually in this case they have the stones diagnosed while looking at other issues. If this is your case there is probably no need for surgery. Having said that, please make sure you see a qualified surgeon to go over your studies and your exam. Read more...

Will I need to get the whole gallbladder removed or just the gallstones?

Your gallbladder . Needs to be removed, because it will form more stones. The disease is in the gallbladder itself, the stones are just manifestation of the disease. Read more...

Any remedies for gallstones, im having really intense pain in my stomach? I don't want to get my gallbladder removed by surgery

Avoid fatty food. Fat, grease, and oil in food stimulate the gallbladder. Avoid or minimize these foods. If it flares, nsaids (anti-inflammatories) can help. Start thinking about the surgery if it hurts you a lot. A bad gb attack or stone passing or getting stuck can cause pancreatitis and make you very sick. Take care. Read more...
Causes of pain. The only remedy for symptomatic Gallstones is surgery, however before you commit to the operation make sure the "intense pain" you are having is not related to something else. Peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, gastro esophageal reflux disease and even cardiac disease can cause epigastric pain. If all the possible causes have been eliminated you might need surgery. In the meantime avoid fatty food. Read more...
Don't work well. There are some meds that can dissolve gallstones but they have a high failure rate and you have to take them long term. Furthermore, the stones tend to come back when you stop the meds. Then there are many alternative "snake oil" options that sound good but are essentially sugar pills. They will take your money and make lots of promises but leave you frustrated. Check NCCIH.NIH.gov first. Read more...

Should I get my gallbladder removed? I am 14 weeks pregnant, and I just found out my gallbladder is full of stones. I have had 4 strong gallstone attacks and 4 mild ones in the past 7 wks. I've been in a low fat diet for 5 weeks and I lost 12 lbs so far.

I . I am so sorry to hear that you are having all of these health problems while you are pregnant. You are asking doctors who have not physically examined you, viewed your lab results, read you radiographic studies or obtained a comprehensive medical history if you should have abdominal surgery while pregnant. Any surgery during pregnancy is serious. It takes looking at your total medical situation to determine if the benefits of having the surgery outweigh the risks. If you don't get the surgery, the risk to you and your fetus also has to be weighed in. This is something that your medical team needs to discuss, so that they can provide you with options. You are also a member of your health team - as you get the final say so about whether or not to undergo surgery at this time. Your general surgeon and your obstetrician should be collaborating closely as this would have to be a team effort. I wish you best. Read more...
In . In general, any type of elective surgery should be avoided while pregnant. If you have debilitating disease such as continuous vomiting, or an emergency type situation, like overwhelming infection, there are two options, depending on your specific situation and your surgeon's comfort level. The first is percutaneous cholecystostomy, or a drainage catheter placed, usually with radiologic guidance. This is a fairly simple procedure that requires only local anesthesia, but the patient is left with a drainage catheter. The second is to go through with the gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy after a discussion of risks. In early pregnancy, the most risks have to do with teratogenicity and miscarriage, in late pregnancy, the most omiinous risk is preterm labor or damage to the fetus by surgical instruments. The risk stratification changes with your personal situation and timing of your pregnancy and must be discussed with your surgeon and anesthesiologist at the time of proposed operation. Read more...
I . I agree with everything said here. The only reason to remove it in pregnancy would be if your mfm or OB doctors think that it can be infected. Otherwise as previously mentioned, there are less invasive options that will allow you to deliver your baby and then have the problem permanently resolved with less risk for both of you. Hope this helps. Read more...

If you have gallstones do you have to get your whole gallbladder removed?

If symptomatic. . The gallbladder is a gallstone "factory": if we just get rid of the stones and leave the gallbladder, new stones will form. Thankfully, most people have no change in their digestive function w/o the gallbladder. Btw-if you have stones found incidentally but have no symptoms, we do not recommend treatment. Read more...

If you have gallstones how long can you go before having to get your gallbladder removed?

Varies. When you first have symptoms related to your gallstones (pain, bloating, nausea, jaundice, pancreatitis) you need to have your gallbladder removed. There is no alternative treatment. It is best not to wait until you are sick with gallbladder disease to seek surgical care. Read more...
It depends on. Multiple factor . Some of them is repeated gall bladder infection ( cholecystitis , having underlying medical problem , constant pain or other symptoms that interfere with day to day activities and more. If you have porcelain gall stone it has to come out . Read more...
Perhaps a lifetime. Only 40% of individuals who have gallstones ever have symptoms which would require having to remove the gallbladder. The other 60% carry them to their graves. Read more...

Had gallbladder removed 3 months ago for chronic Cholecystitis, (no gallstones) now I'm starting to get pains again where gallbladder was and nasuas?

Cholangitis? The absence of gallstones points only to some predilection for that part of the body to get infected. So soon after surgery, u cd be developing another infection (especially if u have fevers \ sweating or other symptoms. Alternatively, a rare surgical complication could be developing. I doubt that any surgical equipment was left, but talk2 ur surgeon & primary doctor to get tested & some treatment. Read more...

Gallbladder removed due to gallstones, after eating I get pain left ribs, under left chest muscle, even got some on left love handle today?

?poor diet. Gall stones are the result of poor diet in the first place and maybe that continues. Medical students are taught that gall stones represent " fair, fat and forty". It is very surprising to many that poor diet is responsible for poor health in millions and may be the single most important factor in the overall poor health in the U.S. Read more...