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what is the most common treatment for gall stonnes

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Posted on Sat, 30 Mar 2019
Question: what is the most common treatment for gall stonnes
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Treatment options for gallstones are explained below in details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

The treatment of gallstones consists of medications and surgery.

The decision about proper treatment depends on the size of the gallstones and also the symptoms.

The medications can dissolve gallstones but need time to be effective.

They are used when the symptoms are mild and the size of the stones is small.

The most common medication used in this case is Ursodiol.

If you feel pain or you have other symptoms such as jaundice the treatment may consist of surgery.

The surgery consists of removing the gallbladder stones.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Brief Answer: Treatment options for gallstones are explained below in details. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. The treatment of gallstones consists of medications and surgery. The decision about proper treatment depends on the size of the gallstones and also the symptoms. The medications can dissolve gallstones but need time to be effective. They are used when the symptoms are mild and the size of the stones is small. The most common medication used in this case is Ursodiol. If you feel pain or you have other symptoms such as jaundice the treatment may consist of surgery. The surgery consists of removing the gallbladder stones. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.