Hi, im wondering if anyone can help with a matter that im having trouble making a decision about. I have been told i have 2 polyps in my gall bladder along with numerous small particles which they are unsure if they are gall stones or more polyps, which they found through ultrasound. 1 polyp is 0.5cm and the other is 0.7cm. I am a 39 year old female in reasonable health and average weight. I am having slight aching feeling on my right side but nothing i cannot cope with. A private consultant told me i can have the gall bladder removed to take away the risk of the polyps turning cancerous, however my concern is 1. Do i risk the surgery if it isnt necessary and 2. If i don't have it done am i risking cancer? Any help with this matter would be very much appreciated because it is consuming my world right now. Many thanks in advance.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.