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Gall Bladder Stones of various sizes

Hello Doctor,
I have gall bladder stones of varying sizes. Largest is 7mm. Does it cause any seriuos problem? What can be the medication? Can be dissolved? Thanks for the help.
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replied May 23rd, 2014
hi there
Asymptomatic gallstones may be managed expectantly.

Once gallstones become symptomatic, definitive surgical intervention with cholecystectomy is usually indicated, although, in some cases, medical dissolution may be considered. In uncomplicated cholelithiasis with biliary colic, medical management may be a useful alternative to cholecystectomy in selected patients, particularly those for whom surgery would pose high risk. Medical treatment, beyond pain control, is not initiated in the emergency department.

Medical treatments for gallstones, used alone or in combination, include the following:

Oral bile salt therapy (ursodeoxycholic acid)
Contact dissolution
Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
Medical management is more effective in patients with good gallbladder function who have small stones (< 1 cm) with a high cholesterol content. Bile salt therapy may be required for more than 6 months and has a success rate less than 50%.

i would recommend a course of ursodeoxycholic acid
regular exercise is advised.
consult a general surgeon for further help
thanks for asking
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