Gall Bladder Stones

Gall bladder stones are hardened substance that remains deposited in the gall bladder. This condition is also called cholelithiasis. Gallbladder stones vary in size and number. Usually, gall bladder stones do not cause any symptoms, but if they cause, there will be a sudden pain in the right abdomen, back pain between shoulder blades, nausea, and vomiting. Patients having symptoms require gallbladder removal surgery.

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What are the possible causes of pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 59-years-old male, and I have pain in the right upper quadrant of my abdomen. My laboratory tests shows hemoglobin of 10.6 g/dL and my SGPT is 54.1 units/L, SGOT is 43.63 units/L, FBS is 175 mg/dL. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Pain in the upper right quadrant is associated with different organs like the liver in hepatomegaly, gall bladder in case of stone or inflammation, and duodenal ulcers. Identifying the exact cause by doing laboratory tests is no...  Read Full »

What is the action taken to manage silent and non-movable gallstones?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54 year old male. I got a bypass heart surgery 12 years ago. During that time, my gallbladder had multiple small stones, which were silent according to the doctor. The location and position of these stones were found static during regular ultrasound tests. Four years back, I consul...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reports show chronic calculous cholecystitis. And as you do not have any symptoms like biliary colic or acute severe abdominal pain, it is asymptomatic chronic cholecystitis. Asympto...  Read Full »

How to cure the pain and discomfort present in pancreas?

Query: Hi doctor, I have mild pain and discomfort where my pancreas is, and I cannot eat or drink much more. I ate a small portion of chicken, potato salad, and green beans for dinner and had apple cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast. It took a few weeks to be able to eat this, and I was barely eating during t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you must be very upset about your ongoing chronic pain and inability to eat because of pain. The diagnosis of pancreatitis requires blood, stool investigations, plus radiological evidence on CT (computed tomography) scan or MRI (magnetic res...  Read Full »

What are the complications of leaving an asymptomatic gallstone untreated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old with a weight of 46 kilograms. I have a gallbladder stone of 18 mm and my common bile duct is 3 mm. This stone was 12 mm before seven years and it has grown up now. I do not have any severe pain and I have a positive murphy sign. My ultrasound shows on and off mild wal...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Stones presenting in the gall bladder causes pain. It is of moderate to severe intensity and it starts after taking meals. It remains for one to six hours and tends to recur again. The pain is located on the right subcoastal margin. When there...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from abdominal pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been in the ER twice in the last two weeks for abdominal pain. The pain is just below my rib cage in the middle of the stomach. It only happens about 2 hours after I eat and lasts for about 6 hours or until the pain medicines they give me. The pain has come like labor pain for hour...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. This kind of pain is mostly due to acid reflux or gall bladder issues like stones in the gall bladder called as cholelithiasis. It can also be due to hiatus hernia associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). So, for the evaluation of g...  Read Full »

Is treatment necessary for 3 mm gallbladder stone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling nauseous in the morning hours for about a month. But, I vomit only once a day. My blood test report is normal, but there is a slight increase in eosinophil count (9.8). I am also found with a 3 mm gallbladder stone. My age is 40 years. I am currently on Pantocid and Domstal ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any burning pain in the stomach or early satiety or delayed digestion or indigestion? Are you on any other medication? Do you drink alcohol? Is there any other symptom such as headache or diarrhea? Continue the same medication that has been prescribed for ...  Read Full »

What could be the reasons for dull aching pain in my right upper abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male with 185 cm tall and 75 kg weight. I have a constant feeling of discomfort (sometimes dull pain) in the stomach's right top quarter for around a month. I have gallstones for 14 years now (size up to 6 mm), and the doctor told me this is the root cause. But fro...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many of the times, gallstones do not produce any symptoms unless they are big enough to obstruct the bile duct when they can cause sharp pain in the right upper part of the abdomen, especially after meals. They even do not cause any change in liver function tests, hence...  Read Full »

What is the recommended treatment for multiple gallstones with walled-off necrosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My present condition is multiple gallbladder stones (size 2-5 mm. identified before four months) and asymptomatic extrapancreatic walled off - necrosis (size as per USG 8.7*5.1 cm identified a month back). Complications: WON is abutting GB fundus. I had acute pancreatitis. Gallbladd...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not worry. I will help you in this. First, I will tell you about gallbladder stones. So any gall bladder stones with history of pancreatitis or multiple gall stone should be removed. Laparo...  Read Full »

Is chronic non-specific cholecystitis dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to take a second opinion about my mother. In her ultrasound, it was diagnosed that she had gall bladder stones. There was no pain but it was accidentally observed in the ultrasound. We waited for three years, but then, later on, one of my friend’s mother developed gall ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I just need to reassure you that the surgery was done by a world class surgeon. Reply to your queries: No need to worry about non-specific cholecystitis. It is not a cancerous lesion. If ...  Read Full »

Is there any nonsurgical method to treat multiple gallstones in an elderly patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother has multiple gallstones. She is very weak, and according to our doctor, she will not be able to tolerate surgery. I wanted to know if there are any non-surgical methods to treat this condition. She is having severe abdominal pain, accompanied with pain between the shoul...  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmad Meleha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports. (attachments removed to protect patient identity). There is no doubt that laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe and the standard treatment for cholecystitis nowadays. However, some patients continue antibiotic therapy without undergoing su...  Read Full »

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