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Q. Can my gallbladder stones be dissolved without surgery?

Answered by
Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 16, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

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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