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Anyone now how to get rid of gallstones naturally and pain free?


Im 23 and i have gallstones and i want to know what is the best way and pain free plz?
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apple cider vinegar twice with water a day helps  (+ info)

Is there any "Natural Remedies" for removing Gallstones that do NOT include Olive Oil?


All the natural remedies for gallstones I have come across include this huge amount of olive oil - which I believe is what you are actually passing, along with a bunch of bile. I would like to find a remedy that doesn't include the Olive oil for control purposes.
If anyone has a plan or website for this, it would be greatly appreciated.
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I don't think it exsists. lots of hype with no real results. Even the olive oil sounds like BS.
A gallstone surgery is a same day affair with hardly any incisions to speak of and a quick recovery.  (+ info)

Can anyone explain why gallstones cause pain if not in the duct?


I have 2 gallstones, floating around in my gallbladder. Ultrasound shows they are not in the duct and there is no inflammation present. Can there mere presence cause pain? Doesn't the gall bladder contract, which would squeeze the stones whether or not they are in the duct?

My doc scheduled surgery to have gall bladder removed, but I'm confused at where the pain is coming from since it's not in the duct and there is no inflammation.
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Pain usually comes from the stones irritating the lining of the gall bladder. Just because they have not entered the duct, does not mean they can't be painful. Just the irritation of the lining can cause infection, which will cause additional pain and inflammation. The duct may not be inflamed, but your gall bladder may be or could be if not taken care of. Surgery is usually scheduled because the stones are too big to dissolve with medications.   (+ info)

What is the best diet for a person who has gallstones?


i need to know what a person who has gallstones should eat, the person is also extremly old so don't say surgery because that is neither a diet or a option in this persons case.
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Gall stones can be treated by drugs and by ultra sound or magnetic waves being aimed at the gall bladder, this treatment is suitable for about 20% of gall bladder cases. Even though the person is very old a lower fat higher fiber diet might help to ease the symptoms.  (+ info)

Will Pancreatitis caused by gallstones go away if the stones are removed?


If I have pancreatitis caused by gallstones, and the gallstones are removed, will the pancreatitis go away to the point where I can drink alcohol again? I have a trip to France next year, and I was really looking forward to a bottle of wine.

I understand that you should never drink with pancreatitis, but is the condition permanent if the cause is removed?

This is something I'm going to ask my doctor, but I won't see him for a while and wanted to know sooner rather than later.
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Yes. The gallstones need to be completely removed and care must be taken to make sure that none remain in your bile ducts. In your case the pancreatitis is due to the gallstones and this is quite separate from alcoholic pancreatitis caused by drinking. Once you are clear of gallstones, then the pancreas will heal, and you can drink again in moderation. I cannot see that it should make any difference to your trip to France and I hope you enjoy some good French wine with your meals.
Have a good trip  (+ info)

Were gallstones discovered by a body that had been torn open by animal?


It is said that gallstones were discovered by findings of a body being torn open by animal or war. Is this true?
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No one really knows who discovered gallstones. In those days, scientists stole bodies of deceased people and performed autopsy's. It is possible that they were found after a body was mutilated, but I think a rogue scientist who didn't want to be arrested is more likely.

-Andrew  (+ info)

Do other people get these symptoms of gallstones?


I may have gallstones, to be confirmed with a scan.I have had severe burning in my stomach, vomiting and retching lasting 24 hours.

I am left with a very painful stomach, feeling very bruised especially on the right. At the start, I also had a burning under my right shoulder.
Have you had an operation to remove the gallbladder?
I would love to hear from you if you have suffered this please!
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I had gallstones about 7 years ago. Twice I went to the ER and they said it was nothing that i was fine. By the third time I went I was literally hours from death. The infected gallbladder had damaged my liver and pancreas. If u do have the gallstones, get the surgery. I couldn't keep anything down I lost like 20 pounds, I eventually quit eating altogether and yet still dry heaving. If you get pain in your right side go to the ER because I had that pain and it was liver damage.

Gallstones do suck I'll give you that one. The downside to all of this is some peoples digestive system don't work the same. I cannot eat any greasy fatty foods unless I want to jump up from the dinner table with diarrhea. You will have to completely change your diet if your a greasy junk food eater.  (+ info)

Why would gallstones cause pain if not in the duct?


I have 2 gallstones, floating around in my gallbladder. Ultrasound shows they are not in the duct and there is no inflammation present. Can there mere presence cause pain? Doesn't the gall bladder contract, which would squeeze the stones whether or not they are in the duct?

My doc scheduled surgery to have gall bladder removed, but I'm confused at where the pain is coming from since it's not in the duct and there is no inflammation.
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gallstones usually are in the gallbladder, they seldom are in the duct (I guess you mean the cystic duct, the one that goes from the gallbladder to the common hepatic duct), when they get into the duct, that is not anymore a cholelitiasis, but a choledocolitiasis (much more complex situation) meaning that the stones will be obstructing the flow of bile from the liver to the intestine (that usually goes with jaundice, getting yellow).
Can their mere presence produce pain? sure, the gallbladder is a very dynamic organ, once you ingest something ggreasy you'll induce your gallbladder to contract, there it comes the pain, the pain is because the stones try to get into the duct (cystic) and (happily) they can't, if the contraction is strong enough, there you have an acute cholecystitis that deserves emergency surgery. How common is this, I don't know, but surgeons usually prefer to cut before and in good condition than to just wait, because is much easier and less riskier to get into your gallbladder than in an emergency setting.  (+ info)

Why would gallstones cause pain if lining of gall bladder is not inflamed?


I have moderate discomfort, textbook for gallstone attack, and ultrasound reveals 2 gallstones in my gal bladder. However, the lining of the gall bladder is not currently inflamed. So, if it's not inflamed, how is it causing me pain? Can they still cause pain even when not inflamed?
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Your gallbladder's job is to contract and "squeeze out" bile into your G.I. tract every time you eat to help emulsify the fats you ate. If you have gallstones...your gallbladder gets irritated when it contracts with stones inside of it.
Also if the stones are lodged in the neck of the gallbladder (small neck-like opening) that can cause pain too because they are essentially stuck there and causes irritation.
Hope this makes sense.  (+ info)

Gallstones and gall sludge what does it mean ?


I recently had an EUS (a scope they put down your throat to see inside)done of my stomach and gallbladder. I was told I had many gallstones and sludge in and on my gallbladder. I am going for an ultrasound of my gallbladder next week to see if my doctor wants to send me to a surgeon. What exactly is gallsludge and gallstones and what are the effects of both? I have been researches and found plenty on gallstones but nothing on sludge. Please help.
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Here are some sites which talk about gallbladder sludge (also called biliary sludge). It can explain it better than me trying to do it! Best wishes....

http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8404

http://med.mc.ntu.edu.tw/~fm/journal/2000/0127.html

http://www.annals.org/cgi/reprint/130/4_Part_1/301.pdf  (+ info)

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