1. Can gallbladder polyps cause harm to the body?
While most gallbladder polyps are smaller than 0.5 inches and therefore benign, many polyps often disappear on their own without treatment. However, larger polyps can lead to severe abdominal pain and need to be removed surgically. Some may even be cancerous, so it’s important to meet a gastroenterologist to get diagnosed and treated at the earliest.
2. What causes gallbladder polyps?
While the exact cause of gallbladder polyps is still not entirely clear, doctors and scientists believe that a person with high cholesterol has a higher chance of developing gallbladder polyps. Since these polyps are often filled with cholesterol, having high levels of cholesterol in your body makes you more prone to this condition.
3. What are some gallbladder polyp treatment options?
There is no gallbladder polyps treatment without surgery. The only available treatment for gallbladder polyps today is surgical removal. While tiny gallbladder polyps usually disappear on their own, larger ones need to be removed surgically before they become bigger or malignant.
4. Can you prevent gallbladder polyps?
A healthy diet rich in nutrients and low in cholesterol along with regular exercise(especially cardio workouts) helps decrease the risk of gallbladder polyps.
5. How do I book an appointment with a gastroenterologist?
You just have to download the MFine app, search for a gastroenterologist near you and book an appointment by filling out your details. You can teleconsult with your gastroenterologist online and discuss your symptoms.
6. Is my information secure on the MFine app?
MFine takes your privacy very seriously. At MFine, we provide the utmost confidentiality to all our patients. No information is exchanged between your doctor and anyone else.
Consult a top gastroenterologist near you on MFine, to get treated for gallbladder polyps