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Is surgery the only option for the stones in the gall bladder?

Hello, I had a ultrasound done today and was told that the reason for my pain that I spoke to my doctor about was due to gallstones. I was also told that it was, my gallbladder, constricted I believe. Wanted to know if surgery is only option. If not, what else can be done?
Asked On : Sun, 8 Sep 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM. Thanks for the query.
There is therapy with ursodeoxicolic acid and similar medicines which can decreases stone size,but this is not so efficient and usually stones occur again. Surgery is the most simple and most efficient therapy and there is permanent cure after it. it is mostly done laaprosocpically today and postoprative recovery is quick so you shouldnt be afraid of it. If you dont treat it,some serious consequances may occur. Wish you good health. Regards
Answered: Wed, 29 Jan 2014
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