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If you have gallstones is it necessary to do surgery?

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In brief: Surgery or observe

If you are having no problems or symptoms you can leave the gallstone alone.
If you are having upper abdominal discomfort, gas or bloating, upper abdominal pain or nausea after eating, then surgery would be indicated to remove the gallbladder.

In brief: Surgery or observe

If you are having no problems or symptoms you can leave the gallstone alone.
If you are having upper abdominal discomfort, gas or bloating, upper abdominal pain or nausea after eating, then surgery would be indicated to remove the gallbladder.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Gallstones don't necessarily need surgery.
If you are having symptoms and have gallstones, surgery is likely necessary.

In brief: Not necessarily

Gallstones don't necessarily need surgery.
If you are having symptoms and have gallstones, surgery is likely necessary.
Dr. Gregory Surfield
Dr. Gregory Surfield
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