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Gall stone in gall bladder?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Right upper abd pain

Gallstones can cause no symptoms or pain in the upper abd especially when eating fatty food.
Go to your doc for referral for ultrasound. If you have symptomatic gallstones you may need to see a surgeon for gall bladder removal. Untreated, it can cause a more serious infection.

In brief: Right upper abd pain

Gallstones can cause no symptoms or pain in the upper abd especially when eating fatty food.
Go to your doc for referral for ultrasound. If you have symptomatic gallstones you may need to see a surgeon for gall bladder removal. Untreated, it can cause a more serious infection.
Dr. Chris Oh
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Dr. Evert Eriksson
Very common
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Surgery - Trauma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Common

Gallstones occur generally as a result of imbalances between fatty acids and cholesterol.
90% of the time, they cause no problems. But when they do cause a problem it can range from intermittent pain in your upper-mid abdomen to upper right abdomen to severe, unrelenting abdominal pain. When you have symptoms, surgical removal of the gallbladder is the standard of care.

In brief: Common

Gallstones occur generally as a result of imbalances between fatty acids and cholesterol.
90% of the time, they cause no problems. But when they do cause a problem it can range from intermittent pain in your upper-mid abdomen to upper right abdomen to severe, unrelenting abdominal pain. When you have symptoms, surgical removal of the gallbladder is the standard of care.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Dr. Joseph Sucher
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

It is reccomended that anyone with symtomatic gallstones undergo cholecystectomy , i would suggest that you see a surgeon for evaluation, if it is determined that you are asymtomatic(no symtoms) you can wait to see if you develop problems before submitting to surgery unless there are special cirumstances( wintering in antartica or joining the peace corps in a underdeveloped country) for considerat.

In brief: Surgery

It is reccomended that anyone with symtomatic gallstones undergo cholecystectomy , i would suggest that you see a surgeon for evaluation, if it is determined that you are asymtomatic(no symtoms) you can wait to see if you develop problems before submitting to surgery unless there are special cirumstances( wintering in antartica or joining the peace corps in a underdeveloped country) for considerat.
Dr. Wendell Goins
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