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Sludge in gallbladder, no improvement after taking Ursodiol, have pain and loose motions. Permanent cure?

Hi Doctor, Greeting for the day. I have problem of sludge in gall bladder and taking Ursodiol (300mg) twice along fibre drink as prescribed by doctor but it works slowly because as per last ultrasound size was same as in previous last 6 month ultrasound. Now, sometime I have pain & loose motion problem then go for DR’s consultation. So please advise best way to remove this diseases from root. I would be very great full to you.
Asked On : Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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Unfortunately there is no magic medication to get rid of the gallstones or sludge. Ursodiol most of the time fails to provide any benefit. Diet does not help either in curing the disease. By avoiding a high fat diet, you prevent stimulating the gallbladder which when it contracts can cause pain if you have gallstones or sludge.
The definitive cure is a cholecystectomy (surgery to remove the gallbladder). Fortunately nowadays it can be done laparoscopically, and you recover extremely quick, and you are only left with 2 or 3 scars which are less than 1cm each.
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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