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What should I do if I have numerous gall stones?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Consider surgery

It depends on if you are having symptoms such as upper abdominal discomfort or pain, bloating, nausea or vomiting after eating.
Consider surgery to remove the gallbladder if you are having symptoms. If the gallstones do not cause you any ill feelings, then they may be watched without surgery, actigall (ursodiol) rarely used to try to dissolve gallstones.

In brief: Consider surgery

It depends on if you are having symptoms such as upper abdominal discomfort or pain, bloating, nausea or vomiting after eating.
Consider surgery to remove the gallbladder if you are having symptoms. If the gallstones do not cause you any ill feelings, then they may be watched without surgery, actigall (ursodiol) rarely used to try to dissolve gallstones.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.

In brief: Do you have pain?

The number of gallstones one has does not impact the decision regarding gallbladder surgery.
Up to 75% of people with stones have no symptoms and may safely avoid surgery. Surgery is reserved for those who have symptoms, typically right-upper or upper-midline pain, most commonly after eating fried/fatty foods.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard of treatment for patients who suffer pain from their gall stones.
It is a safe and routine outpatient procedure.

In brief: Surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard of treatment for patients who suffer pain from their gall stones.
It is a safe and routine outpatient procedure.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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