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Few hyperechoic polyps are there in my anteior and posterior wall, what does it mean ?

My father age 75, while routine checkup of ultrasonograpy of abdomen , the report say Few hyperechoic polyps measuring around 2mm attached to anteior and posterior wall. And few mobile calculi measuring around 1 - 2 mms are noted in gall bladder . what does it mean? would you prescribe some treatment? No BP, hypertension , abdomen pain.
Asked On : Wed, 6 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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the gall bladder polyps are nothing but the outgrowths of the gall bladder tissue and calculi are gall bladder stones.
most of the polyps are benign and do not cause cancer.
however large polyps with co-occuring calculi in elderly need to be evaluated for a malignant change(cancer)
it is always better to consult a surgeon and take an opinion.
prevention is better than cure!
take care!
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
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Polyp is a over growth or an extra growth of the wall of gall bladder and the calculus of 1-2 mm till there is pain or inflammation of gall bladder it is better to leave them alone.There will not be any problem till you father complains of pain.As for the treatment there is no treatment which will shrink the polyp or dissolve the stones.They should be left alone and just in case if there is infection or pain then the treatment is surgical which is not required at present.
Take care.
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