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My abdominal ultrasound result reveals gallbladder is distended and demonstrates multiple mucosal polyps, size 4.5.No calculus. What do I do please?

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In brief: Gallbladder

It's unlikely you had an ultrasound without some complaint.
Gallbladder polyps are generally cholesterol polyps and have minimal risk unless they are larger than 1 cm or enlarging quickly. If you are having classic gallbladder symptoms, gall bladder removal may be indicated.

In brief: Gallbladder

It's unlikely you had an ultrasound without some complaint.
Gallbladder polyps are generally cholesterol polyps and have minimal risk unless they are larger than 1 cm or enlarging quickly. If you are having classic gallbladder symptoms, gall bladder removal may be indicated.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Follow-Up Ultrasound

As a general rule, gallbladder polyps can be safely observed provided that they are less than 1 centimeter in size.
Beyond that size, gallbladder removal is recommended to be certain that there is no cancer associated with the polyp. Therefore, a follow-up ultrasound in 6-12 months is usually advised. If you are having abdominal pain, please see a surgeon to help sort this out.

In brief: Follow-Up Ultrasound

As a general rule, gallbladder polyps can be safely observed provided that they are less than 1 centimeter in size.
Beyond that size, gallbladder removal is recommended to be certain that there is no cancer associated with the polyp. Therefore, a follow-up ultrasound in 6-12 months is usually advised. If you are having abdominal pain, please see a surgeon to help sort this out.
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