Medicine For Gallbladder Polyps?
hi doctor u003cbr u003I had abdominal pain for 3 weeks (not very painful) u003cbr u003after the utrasound the doctor said there were 2 small echoes in the gallbladder u003cbr u003ed the doctor said I was “gallbladder polyps ” u003cbr u003doctor my doctor eat for 2 weeks u003cbr u003eomeprazole
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The gallbladder polyp is a growth of cells that line the inside of the gallbladder. Gallbladder polyps are usually benign and rarely malignant. However, if the polyp size of the gallbladder is found to be more than 10mm (1cm), surgical removal of the polyp is usually recommended because polyps with a size of more than 1cm have a greater potential to become malignant (cancer).
If the polyps are found to be small, then no specific therapy is usually required and the polyps can be left alone. You will be advised to have regular checkups to ensure that the polyps do not get bigger and do not turn malignant.
The medicines your doctor gives you are medicines for the stomach. Omeprazole and Ranitine are drugs that work by decreasing stomach acid production. Maalox plus is a drug that contains magnesium hydroxide, aluminum hydroxide and simethicone, which has a function to neutralize stomach acid and reduce bloating. Meanwhile, domperidone is an anti-nausea drug that works by blocking dopamine D2 receptors in the brain and increasing bowel movements, thereby accelerating gastric emptying. They are not intended to treat gallbladder polyps.
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