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Are Gall bladder stones Serious?
A gallstone may cause a serious condition when a small sized stone blocks the bile duct. The conditions may include Cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation), Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), Jaundice and/or Cholangitis (inflammation of the liver).

Can Stone be Removed from Gallbladder?
Medications (including Ursodeoxycholic acid), ERS or Endoscopic Retrograde Sphincterotomy (for relief from obstruction), and Cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gallbladder) are the methods used for removing gallbladder stones.

What foods to avoid if you have gall bladder stones?
One should avoid food high in cholesterol and fat during the gallstone condition. A diet high in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean meat/ poultry/ fish, which is high in fiber, is good for gallstone condition.

Can you dissolve gall bladder stones?
Medications including ursodiol and chenodiol can dissolve the cholesterol gallstones, but it may take years for them to produce the desired effects.

Can apple juice dissolve gall bladder stones?
Apple juice contains malic acid, which may soften the gallstones. No scientific studies actually support the claim. Consumption of excessive fruit juices can be detrimental to health. Talk to your physician before using any such natural remedy.

What is the best treatment for gallbladder stones?
If gallstones occur frequently, surgery is the recommended treatment option, which is the removal of the gallbladder. Medications are used in people who cannot undergo surgery, and it may take years to give results.

Which doctor treats gallbladder stones?
A Gastroenterologist treats gallbladder stones. You may also be referred to a surgeon for Cholecystectomy or surgical removal of the gallbladder.

How can I dissolve gall bladder stones naturally?
While a number of claims have been made that the gallstones can be dissolved through natural remedies including Apple juice, apple cider vinegar, milk thistle, and others, no conclusive evidence has been found towards the effectiveness of these remedies. Only trust your registered and certified doctor for providing you the best and reliable treatment.

Can gallstones come back after the gallbladder is removed?
Gallstones may not be formed in the gallbladder as it is surgically removed, but it still can form in the other structures located within the biliary tract (for instance, the common bile duct). But such incidences are very rare.