What are the symptoms of a polyp on your gallbladder?

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Should I be worried about gallbladder polyps?

Gallbladder polyps larger than 1/2 inch in diameter are more likely to be cancerous or turn into cancer over time, and those larger than 3/4 inch (almost 2 centimeters) in diameter may pose a significant risk of being malignant.

Will gallbladder polyps go away?

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.

How quickly do gallbladder polyps grow?

Neoplastic polyps were more frequently found in patients older than 60 years, those with hypertension, a polyp size greater than 10 mm, and a rapid growth rate greater than 0.6 mm/mo.

How often should gallbladder polyps be scanned?

polyp >6 mm: follow up ultrasound at 6 months, then yearly for 5 years. an increase in size ≥2 mm: consider cholecystectomy.

Can gallbladder polyps cause fatty liver?

Gallbladder polyps (GBPs) are known to be associated with obesity and metabolic diseases. However, to date, the relationship between GBPs and abnormal body fat distribution, such as fatty liver, visceral obesity, or sarcopenia, has not yet been established.

Can gallbladder polyps grow?

Question How often do gallbladder polyps grow, and are they associated with gallbladder cancer? Findings In this cohort study with 622 227 participants aged 18 years or older, growth of gallbladder polyps was common, occurring in 66% of polyps sized less than 6 mm and in 53% sized 6 mm to less than 10 mm.

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What can you eat with gallbladder polyps?

All of the following are healthy foods for your gallbladder, as well as the rest of your body:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats, bran cereal)
  • Lean meat, poultry, and fish.
  • Low-fat dairy products.

Can a gallstone be mistaken for a polyp?

Background. Gallbladder polyps (GP) are frequently detected incidentally. They are usually misdiagnosed as gallstones in sonographic examinations. There is no consensus for treatment and follow-up of GP because of its particularly rare incidence of malignancy.