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Hi doctor, i have two 5-7mm gallstones(now) and i don't want my gall bladder removed, is Rowachol really an option against surgery?
i haven't asked my gastro doctor yet as i just found it now, he suggested bladder removal but i have not had any pain.


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replied October 17th, 2017
Gallbladder Disease Answer A62400
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Rawachol is occasionally successful in removing gallstones and is considered as a novel option in those reluctant for a cholecystectomy. It reduces the cholesterol solubility of gall bladder. It is a choleretic so can work in cholesterol gall stones. If you are symptomatic then elective cholecystectomy can be planned. In asymptomatic individuals this can wait and rawachol trial treatment should be initiated.

Wishing you best of health

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