melissel Posted December 26, 2011 Share Posted December 26, 2011 My gall bladder is "impacted with innumerable tiny stones," according to a recent CT scan (done for kidney stone-related issues, not GB issues). My doctor wants me to have it out ASAP, but I don't see why. I'm not in any pain from it, so I'm not especially concerned, but is there some reason (other than to avoid any pain) that she's so eager for me to have it out? I'm also confused about stones. I hear different things about them--you can flush them, you can't flush them, you can pass them, you can't pass them, etc. What exactly is "passing a gall stone"? Passing it to where? Has anyone successfully flushed gall stones? The doc says that when you have stones, that's it--the only solution is to have it out. But I don't know if that's true. If anyone has any insight, I'd love to hear it. It's not something I'm especially worried about right now, but I know--based on the CT scan and family history--that it is likely to become an issue sometime in the future. TIA! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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