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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Ultrasound shows flushed out kidney stones. Why is burning still there?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have a gallbladder removal surgery due to a 7 mm polyp. Should I have open surgery or laparoscopic surgery?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Is gallbladder removal necessary for gallbladder stones, infection, and polyp?

Query: Hello doctor,I had stomach pain, and I did an abdomen ultrasound to find the cause. The reports showed gallbladder stones, infection, and polyp. But I am not sure whether my pain is related to my gallbladder or something else. I had an endoscopy done, and it showed multiple ulcers, and the biopsy sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Shivpal Saini

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your pain seems to be related to H.pylori gastritis. Considering your gallbladder issues, it has sludge, small calculus, and poly of size 5 mm. For Gallbladder removal, you can consider cholecystectomy. The only thing that is concerning is that polyps could sometim...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for abdominal pain and polyp in me for the past two weeks?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had abdominal pain for the past two weeks. When I underwent an ultrasound, a polypoid intraluminal mass of 2 centimeters was detected in my gall bladder along with hepatic infiltration. Please suggest something.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. I reviewed the attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and they suggest high chances of gall bladder cancer. Therefore, I suggest you get computed tomography (CT) scan done with triphasic protocol and discuss the findings with you...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. This 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. ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Will my gallbladder polyps turn cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my abdominal ultrasound done due to pain while urinating. In the ultrasound, it showed as 'gallbladder polyps'. I checked online and it said it can lead to cancer. I am very scared. I am uploading pictures.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to worry about gallbladder polyps. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are small non-problematic thickenings of the gallbladder wall. Pain while urinating is not due to gallbladder polyps. Since you are having mu...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for gallbladder polyp?

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 icliniq.com. 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 --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist  Read Full »

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