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Does a gallstone lodged in gallbladder require surgery?

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

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

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.
Regards.
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 .

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Follow-up: Does a gallstone lodged in gallbladder require surgery? 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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