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My mother has multiple gall bladder stones since 2010. I

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Dr. Ratnakar Kini

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Posted on Thu, 27 Dec 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
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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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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