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Diagnosed with multiple gallstones, partially collapsed gallbladder. Is there treatment before surgery?

Sure. In August, I was diagnosed with multiple small gallstones. today , my doctor told me my gallbladder is either partially collapsed or folded on itself. I have had loose stools for two weeks along with tenderness seemingly at the top of my rib cage (and not necessarily on the right side). Dr gave me a surgeons phone number. Is there treatment before surgery?
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Thank you for the query.

There is no other treatment than surgery. In most cases such gall bladder is removed with laparoscopy. Throughout 3-4 small holes the camera and tools are inserted into the abdominal cavity and the gall bladder is removed. This is quite safe and easy surgical procedure. Does not cause much pain after and gives fast recovery.
You should not wait as small stones likes to migrate into bile ducts and can cause pancreatitis which is a very serious disease.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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