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Which specialist should I consult for polyps in gall bladder?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I went through a ultra sound and was told there are 2, small polyps in my gall bladder. the general physician said its nothing to worry as they are very small but its better I consult a specialist.
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Answered by Dr. Amit Jain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
First get CT scan or EUS

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am Dr.Amit Jain (DM, Gastroenterologist).

For better delineation of polyp character Endoscopic ultrasound(EUS) and CT scan are the best modalities.

Most of the Gallbladder polyps are asymptomatic. Usually polyp less than 1cm size is to be followed with every 6 monthly ultrasound to see any increase in size

Management of the Gallbladder polyp is cholecystectomy.

The cholecystectomy should only be undertaken in cases where there are clinical signs of gallbladder polyps, polyps more than 1cm in size, fast-growing polyps, patient aged over 50, concurrent gallstones, polyps of the gallbladder in fundibulum or abnormal gallbladder wall.

So I will suggest you to get EUS or CT scan for defining the polyp character. Then according to character as I have mentioned above management is to be done

I hope I have answered your query. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Wish you a good health
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Which specialist should I consult for polyps in gall bladder?

Brief Answer: First get CT scan or EUS Detailed Answer: Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am Dr.Amit Jain (DM, Gastroenterologist). For better delineation of polyp character Endoscopic ultrasound(EUS) and CT scan are the best modalities. Most of the Gallbladder polyps are asymptomatic. Usually polyp less than 1cm size is to be followed with every 6 monthly ultrasound to see any increase in size Management of the Gallbladder polyp is cholecystectomy. The cholecystectomy should only be undertaken in cases where there are clinical signs of gallbladder polyps, polyps more than 1cm in size, fast-growing polyps, patient aged over 50, concurrent gallstones, polyps of the gallbladder in fundibulum or abnormal gallbladder wall. So I will suggest you to get EUS or CT scan for defining the polyp character. Then according to character as I have mentioned above management is to be done I hope I have answered your query. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Wish you a good health