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I am hoping someone can help. I have been on the urgent nhs waiting list for gallbladder removal for the past 5 months after gallstones were found along with pancreatitis- not sure whether this was an acute episode or ongoing
After doing my own research I am desperate to avoid having my gallbladder removed due to all the problems associated with this.
I would like to try to dissolve with medication, I believe the most common is Ursodiol but I cannot find much information on this.
I have asked my gp, who did not know these tablets existed and referred me back to the surgeon, whose secretary told me he said no, with no explaination as to why.
The scans I have had shows that I have gallstones 1-3mm in size but filling 3/4 of my gallbladder. Although I have had at least one blocking the duct which another scan proved that it had passed through on its own.
I am hoping someone has tried to dissolve gallstones with medication and been successful.
Any help would be much appreciated, as I cannot turn to gp or consultant with this.
Thanks so much in advance
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