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This is very good and pragmatic question. I will answer no. First of all, there are no studies to date which would have investigated the life expectancy after cholecystectomy. Of course this statement can be hardly profoundly backed up, but if you search PubMed with "cholecystectomy AND "life expectancy", none of the studies will look at this issue. There ...


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I share your feelings about gallbladder removal being barbaric. Here is some reasoning why most gallbladder conditions are treated by gallbladder removal. Alternative treatments, such as gallstone dissolution with ursodeoxycholic acid is effective only for small gallstones (<0.5 cm); also, after discontinuation of treatment, the stones often reappear (...


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UpToDate has a couple (1) (2) pretty good articles discussing current research and recs on the use of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). As it is behind a paywall (which some hospitals pay for, so you might be able to access it at a local institution), Medscape has a couple good articles as well (3) (4). I cannot accurately speak for national or international ...


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According to this article from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Gallstones do not go away on their own. Some can be temporarily managed by making dietary adjustments, such as reducing fat intake. This treatment has a low, short-term success rate. Symptoms will eventually continue unless the gallbladder is removed. ...


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So, they never officially confirmed if the problem 9 years ago was from gallstones? After the gallbladder is removed, a doctor usually cuts it and checks if there is any stone in it, so if it were, you would probably know. When you have gallstones in the gallbladder you can have additional ones in the ducts. Theoretically, it is possible that a surgeon ...


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Gallstones are the most frequent cause of acute pancreatitis. According to the American Gastroenterology Association (see ref below), gallstone related acute pancreatitis represent 35-40% of the cases. Interestingly, only 5% of the patients with gallstones will develop pancreatitis. Several studies have been conducted to investigate the optimal timing for ...


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PREVENTATIVE AND RISK FACTORS FOR GALLSTONES BREASTFEEDING: Childbearing, breastfeeding, other reproductive factors and the subsequent risk of hospitalization for gallbladder disease (PubMed) (A prospective cohort study on 1.3 million women in England and Scotland from 1996-2001) Hospitalization for gallbladder disease is common in middle-aged women. ...


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If your abdomen pain in the upper right quadrant have been diagnosed as gall bladder stones and you are awaiting for surgery, I am very puzzled that you have not received a prescription for appropriate pain relief medication. In Finland the drug of choice is Litalgin, which contains metamizole and pitophenone. The former is a pain killer and the latter is ...


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The bile is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. After a meal, fats trigger gallbladder contraction, which results in the release of the bile into the small intestine. The bile helps to digest fats. The liver is connected to the small intestine by the common bile duct. When your gallbladder is removed, the bile will flow from the liver via ...


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Both a duodenal ulcer and gallbladder dyskinesia can result from stress. Duodenal ulcer and stress Biliary dyskinesia and stress Duodenal ulcer can, rarely, affect the opening of the common bile duct (sphincter of Oddi) into the duodenum and cause "sphincter of Oddi dysfunction" (PubMed), which is one type of "biliary dyskinesia." NOTE: It is important to ...


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Simple answer. "Once a stone former, always a stone former" "Gallstones recur in about 50% of patients, and that the risk of recurrence is confined mainly to the first 5 years after dissolution." Hence, we remove them Source: Management of recurrent gallstones. Review article Lanzini A, et al. Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol. 1992 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih....


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According to the following study in 9 women, theoretically, 16/8 hour intermittent fasting could increase the risk of gallstones (the risk increases with increased cholesterol content of bile): Effects of fasting on the composition of gallbladder bile (Gut, 1980): Mean cholesterol saturation index was significantly greater after a 15 hour fast (1.35+0....


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