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Gallbladder Polyp

Gall bladder polyps are unusual growth of tissues extending from the inner lining of the gall bladder into the gall bladder. These polyps are generally noncancerous, but in rare cases, they can become cancerous. The condition is mostly symptomatic, and the diagnosis is mostly incidental and seen during imaging tests. Gall bladder polyps are surgically resected if there is a risk of malignancy or if the growth is more than 6 mm in size.

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When should I worry about the polyp in my gallbladder?

Query: Hello doctor, Last month I had pain in the upper abdomen. I had taken an abdomen scan, and the impression was 3 mm polyp in the gallbladder. The doctor had asked me to come after a month for follow-up, two days back, I had repeated the scan, and the impression is 3 mm polyp. It still remains the sa...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi,Welcome to gallbladder polyp is probably not the reason for your pain.It is probably because of gastritis.I would recommend following in such case scenario to my patients:1. Capsule Pan D (Pantoprazole and Domperidone) once daily in an empty stomach for seven days.2. Tablet Equir...  Read Full »

What is the future chance of developing cancer in gallbladder polyp?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ultrasound abdomen done due to some urine issues. In the findings, they observed gallbladder polyp. I am very scared as I read online that these may turn into cancer in the future.  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per them, there are multiple polyps measuring 1 to 3 mm. And as per history, you are asymptomatic. Usually, polyps larger than 2 cm are almost malignant and need surgery. While p...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the echotexture of my kidney stones.

Query: Hello doctor, I had UTI and kidney stones earlier. My ultrasound states that my pancreas are normal in size and echotexture and the kidney stones have been flushed out, but there is infrequent burning. Can you shed more light on the latter part (echotexture)? Currently, I am on ayurvedic medicines ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This ultrasound is normal (pancreatitis, spleen and kidneys) (attachment removed to protect patient identity) besides, there are the following findings: Fat accumulated in the liver, which means that the patient should avoid alcohol and lose some pounds. Some poly...  Read Full »

I am detected with several gall bladder polyps. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with gallbladder polyp. There are multiple polyps of size 8.7 mm. Please suggest the treatment for it.  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to get your gallbladder removed. Plan to consult a GI (gastrointestinal) surgeon for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. For more information consult a medical gastroenterologist online -->  Read Full »

Can gallbladder polyp cause right-sided abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from severe stabbing abdominal pain on the right side, radiating to the back and right leg. Abdomen US shows gallbladder polyps 7 mm each. Albumin 53 g/l (elevated). Protein 83g/l (elevated). Total cholesterol 5.7 mmol/l. Triglycerides 3.4 mmol/l.  Read Full »

Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you answer a few of my following questions. Since how long you are having such pain? Is this pain tolerable? How much you grade it out of 10? Do you have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation? Do you have any prior history of hypertension? If yes, which...  Read Full »

Does whiter liver indicate hepatocellular carcinoma?

Query: Hello doctor, Please help me understand my report. I need help interpreting the impression part. Does this ultrasound indicate that I potentially have HCC or liver cancer? Report: Examination: Ultrasound Abdomen. Indication: HCC screening. Comparison: None. Technique: Multiplanar gray-scale im...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing to us. I hope you are not in much discomfort. The ultrasound report scan shows increased echogenicity, which means that the liver is mildly whiter than the normal liver on the images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This can ...  Read Full »

I had colon cancer. Is a gallbladder polyp related to it?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with colon cancer five years ago. I had surgery, and they removed the tumor. Unfortunately, they found cancer in one of my lymph nodes. Currently, I am undergoing chemotherapy. I had an ultrasound done the other day. My liver looked fine, but they found a 3 mm polyp in m...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the details and images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) provided by you, it looks a stage 3 colon cancer. So chemotherapy as adjuvant treatment is advised for six months. It is unlikely that gall bladder polyp is related to colon cancer....  Read Full »

I have a gallbladder polyp that has grown. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Last month I was diagnosed with a gallbladder polyp of 0.23 inch. I underwent a follow-up ultrasound recently which showed the polyp has grown to 0.29 inch. Is it cancerous because it has grown so rapidly? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. In the first scan, the size of the polyp was 0.23 inch, while in the next one, it was around 0.29 inch. Usually, it is purely operator oriented. Some radiologists may get 0.19 inch whereas, others might get 0.27 inch. Wh...  Read Full »

How can I manage liver cysts and gall bladder polyps?

Query: Hi doctor, I had right upper quadrant pain, so I went to the doctor for an ultrasound and BW. All came back normal except for a small cyst on the liver and two small polyps on the gallbladder, which I was told were not causing the pain. It went away, and now it is back. But I am also constipated, ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It sounds like you have been experiencing a variety of symptoms, including stomach pain, constipation, gas, and a feeling of heartburn. However, the small cyst on your liver and the small polyps on your gallbladder discovered on your ultrasou...  Read Full »

Kindly advise which surgery to undergo for gallbladder removal.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having my gallbladder removed because they found a 7 mm polyp during an MRI. The surgeon is recommending laparoscopic surgery. I read an article from a surgical oncologist that said you always do open surgery for gallbladder when there is a polyp involved. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Gallbladder polyps can harbor malignancy, especially if they are larger than 6 mm to 10 mm. If the gallbladder ruptures during the surgery or there is bile spillage, cancer cells can spread inside the abdomen. In laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there is a higher risk o...  Read Full »

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