Gallbladder polyps

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Mable
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   Posted 3/16/2011 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
My ultrasound shows that I have some polyps in my gallbladder. The doctor wants to do a 6 month ultrasound follow up. Question: Is this something that I should be worried about? The longer the polyps stay inside me, does that increase the risk of gallbladder cancer? Has anyone ever heard of gallbladder polyps?

Nanners
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   Posted 3/17/2011 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Never heard of GB polyps. I had to have my GB removed because I had a thin film separating it into two not because of stones. Hmmm....interesting.
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Bo Peep
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   Posted 11/7/2011 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all! I haven't been on here for ages!
Yep, I have heard of them. I have just been diagnosed with one and because I am having so much pain in my gb, after they have performed some tests on my stools to test for the presence of blood and if those are clear, I will be booked in for gb removal (finally). If I wasn't suffering pain they would have just had me back in to check the size of the polyp in 6 months. If they get to over a cm in size I think they like to remove your gb because there is increased risk of the polyp turning nasty.
Are you still having issues?

cindywchrones
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   Posted 11/7/2011 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I have never heard of them?? I had stones which blocked ducts going into my small intestine..?? Is there a risk of inflammation and infection?
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