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13mm gall bladder stone.No pain ..55yrs. How to deal ?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Wait and see.

The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery.
In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free; in this situation , doing nothing is safest.

In brief: Wait and see.

The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery.
In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free; in this situation , doing nothing is safest.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Your choice

Gallstones are like a time bomb.
They may not hurt today, yet tomorrow the pain may be through the roof and not only that but jaundice, pancreatitis and even deaths occur when they start moving and traveling via the bile ducts. I am not necessarily suggesting removing your gallbladder (although, it really doesn't function well any longer), but you want to closely watch yourself. If you start havin.

In brief: Your choice

Gallstones are like a time bomb.
They may not hurt today, yet tomorrow the pain may be through the roof and not only that but jaundice, pancreatitis and even deaths occur when they start moving and traveling via the bile ducts. I am not necessarily suggesting removing your gallbladder (although, it really doesn't function well any longer), but you want to closely watch yourself. If you start havin.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
discomfort (pain), heartburn, nausea/vomiting, it is time to take it out. Also, you need to maintain reduced fat/fried food/spices diet as these things aggravate it badly. Alcohol is another "no".
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