Q. Do I need surgery for removal of gallstone?

Answered by
Dr. Erfana Malik
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 11, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jun 22, 2019

Hi doctor,

I have a 7 mm gallstone as seen in my ultrasound. They gave me Ranitidine, and I tried apple cider vinegar with fresh apples. Do I need surgery?

Dr. Erfana Malik

Family Physician General Practitioner
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

  • Well, medicines and lithotripsy can be tried for gallstones, but the definite treatment is surgery.
  • This is just to avoid that emergency condition where patient lands up with severe pain and the gallbladder became extremely inflamed and infected where surgery becomes a difficult procedure.
  • I will advise you to see your doctor and discuss surgery option with him because sooner or later you might need it.

The Probable causes:

Obesity.

Probable diagnosis:

Cholelithiasis.

Treatment plan:

Gallbladder surgery.

Regarding follow up:

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