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Does a gallstone lodged in gallbladder require surgery?

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Dr. Grzegorz Stanko

General Surgeon

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 in Abdominal Pain
Question: Have a 9mm gallstone lodged in the neck of the gallbladder. I have had some pain and nausea. Should I have surgery?
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes, surgery is necessary.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for the query.

Yes, you should have a surgery. Stone in the neck of the gallbladder causes the bladder duct obstruction. This may lead to abscess formation inside the gallbladder and can even cause sepsis.
So you definitely should have a surgery. In my opinion, as soon as possible.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Brief Answer:
Surgery is the only option.

Detailed Answer:
Even so the surgery is necessary. Of there is no inflamnation, it can be deleyed, but still it has to be done .

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 21 minutes later
Even if the gallbladder is fine and every other organ is fine. And no evidence of acute cholecystitis or biliary obstruction

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