Overview

Many people can develop gallstones and never know it. Gallstones are hard deposits in your gallbladder, a small organ that stores bile, a digestive fluid made in the liver. Gallstones may consist of cholesterol, salt, or bilirubin, which are disca[read article]

Tests for Gallstones

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Ultrasound Scan of Gallbladder
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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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ERCP is a test used to look for and treat abnormalities in the pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder. ERCP is an abbreviation for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopan...  More
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An abdominal film, also known as an abdominal X-ray , helps doctors assess potential problems in your abdomen-particularly in your spleen, stomach, and intestines. ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Gallbladder X-Ray
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An MRI, which stands for magnetic resonance imaging, is a type of noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of the body. Unl...  More
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Endoscopic Ultrasound
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Oral cholecystogram is an X-ray examination of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located in the upper right-hand side of your abdominal cavity. Your gall...  More
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A gallbladder radionuclide scan is an imaging test that uses safe amounts of radiation to detect infection, disease, or blockage in your gallbladder. It uses radioa...  More
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Oral cholecystogram is an X-ray examination of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located in the upper right-hand side of your abdominal cavity. Your gall...  More
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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is in everyone's blood and stool. If you notice a yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, this is called jaundice...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Gallstones

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Lithotripsy is a medical procedure used to treat kidney stones. It may also be used to treat stones in other organs, such as the gall bladder or the liver. Kidney s...  More
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Lithotripsy is a medical procedure used to treat kidney stones. It may also be used to treat stones in other organs, such as the gall bladder or the liver. Kidney s...  More
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Chemodissolution of Gallbladder Stone
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Surgical Procedures for Gallstones

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Open gallbladder removal-or cholecystectomy -is surgery that offers permanent relief to a patient suffering from gallstones and other problems associated with the g...  More
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Bile Duct Stone Removal
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Open gallbladder removal-or cholecystectomy -is surgery that offers permanent relief to a patient suffering from gallstones and other problems associated with the g...  More
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Gallstone Removal
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Prescribed Medications for Gallstones

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URSODIOL (ER soe dye ol) helps dissolve gallstones in patients who cannot have or who do not need gallbladder surgery. This medicine is also useful for certain live...  More
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CHENODIOL (kee no DYE ol) helps dissolve gallstones in patients who cannot have gallbladder surgery. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health c...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Gallstones What's this?

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Soy is a subtropical plant native to southeastern Asia. This member of the pea family (Fabaceae) grows from 1-5 feet tall and forms clusters of 3-5 pods that each c...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Gallstones What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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