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Can my gallbladder stones be dissolved without surgery?

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At September 16, 2017
Reviewed AtFebruary 15, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Few soft echogenic calculi with sludge are seen in my gallbladder lumen, one of which measures approximately 14.1 mm. What should I do to dissolve them without surgery?


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  • Sorry to say, but dissolving calculi of this size is impossible. Gallstones get dissolved spontaneously if the size is less than 5 mm. You should consult a surgical gastroenterologist. Till then, I suggest you try the following:
  1. Tablet Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic acid) 300 mg, three times a day for seven days.
  2. Tablet Liv.52, two tablets twice a day for 15 days.
  • Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines after their consent.
  • Avoid taking fatty, fried foods and carbonated beverages.

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Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam
Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Internal Medicine

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