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If my gallstones are 2.2 mm big can they give me any medication. To break them without surgery.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Temporary RX

Dissolution rx can be effective for small, non-calcified stones.
However, the medication (urso) is poorly tolerated. Moreover, the gallstones will return within a few years after stopping the medication. Therefore, surgical removal of the "gallstone factory" remains the gold standard.

In brief: Temporary RX

Dissolution rx can be effective for small, non-calcified stones.
However, the medication (urso) is poorly tolerated. Moreover, the gallstones will return within a few years after stopping the medication. Therefore, surgical removal of the "gallstone factory" remains the gold standard.
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