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Do you have recipes to dissolve the after surgery gallstone?

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Do you have recipes to dissolve the after surgery gallstone?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Do you mean you have had your gallbladder removed and there is now a stone in the common bile duct?

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

Other than the prescription medication ursodiol there is no way to dissolve gallstones. When there is a stone in the duct after a cholecystectomy, then a sphincteroctomy (a surgery through the sphincter of Oddi with removal of the stone) is performed. It is also done with a laparoscope and is an outpatient procedure.

 

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
In the sphincteroctomy, where in the body do they enter through? For the laparoscope, how do they enter into the body? Thank you.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

Yes, they enter into the abdomen with a small laparoscope. It takes incisions about 1/2 inch long to insert the instruments.

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you and for my question regarding the sphincteroctomy; where in the body will they enter through?
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.
Through the abdomen.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Does taking a tablespoon of olive oil every day help to dissolve the after-surgery gallstone?
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

Nothing dissolves a gallstone except ursodiol.