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My mother has multiple gall bladder stones since 2010. I

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Question: My mother has multiple gall bladder stones since 2010. I want to know whether this poses any risk and whether surgery is absolutely required? What are the chances of the situation getting worse?
I have attached her recent reports and an old one from 2014
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini (46 minutes later)
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Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Your mother is having gallstones without complications now. She at present does not require any surgery.

But she may develop complications like cholecystitis, jaundice, pancreatitis etc.
Surgery is usually indicated when the gallstones cause symptoms.
Gallbladder has to be removed in that situation and can be done laparoscopically.

I hope that answers your query.
Regards,
Dr.R.K

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Brief Answer: Answer given below Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query. I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you. Your mother is having gallstones without complications now. She at present does not require any surgery. But she may develop complications like cholecystitis, jaundice, pancreatitis etc. Surgery is usually indicated when the gallstones cause symptoms. Gallbladder has to be removed in that situation and can be done laparoscopically. I hope that answers your query. Regards, Dr.R.K