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 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 Kumar Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 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 Saeed Ahmad Meleha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 surger...  Read Full »

Do gallstones cause bowel changes and yellowish stools for the past nine weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, Can gallstones cause constipation and diarrhea as well as yellowish stools? I have been experiencing these symptoms over the last nine weeks. I have been suggested for colonoscopy. I have some gas. I also have abdominal pain, which comes and goes. Sometimes it is very crampy when I have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Gallstones cause symptoms like alternating diarrhea and constipation, pain in the middle of the abdomen under the ribcage, bloating sensation, and sometimes discoloration of stools. Colon cancer may have the symptoms mentioned above and the...  Read Full »

My wife had multiple gallbladder stones and severe pain last week. Can natural regimens resolve them without surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had a gallbladder attack last week. It was triggered by ice cream, dark chocolate chips, and syrup. The pain was mild at night and was triggered by ground beef. The attack was severe and required ER visit for pain relief. The pain resolved after taking rowachol, chanca piedra, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am reviewing your case history and the files attached. I will get back to you in five to ten minutes. Thank you.  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 resonan...  Read Full »

My 88-year-old mother has gallstones and a history of cardiac issues. Is there any other way to remove the gallstones other than surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,I want a second opinion for an operation shortly to be done on my 88-year-old mother. She has gallstones and a few attacks that ended up in the hospital. Last time she had the worst pain. She saw the anesthetist the previous week and was told that it would be "difficult" and that if pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand how worried you are about your mother. Considering her age, surgery is always a high risk, and we do not advise only in cases where it is the only option. So why not discuss the possibility of laparoscopic cholecystectomy with her doctors? This is a mini...  Read Full »

Can chanca piedra help in clearing my gallstones without a surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having stage 1 hypertension and high cholesterol levels. I also have gallstones. I developed a warming pain in or around the center right rib. I decided to take water with apple cider vinegar and cayenne red pepper inside to help dissolve the stones, and then I also took dandelion le...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Gallstones are treated conservatively if there is no pain. But, recurring pain means that there is inflammation, and removal of the gall bladder is essential according to the guidelines. The decision also depends on the number and size of t...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with gallstones. Could it be the cause of my weakness and the bitter taste in my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old, and I had a few health issues last week. This week, again, I had severe stomach pain and was hospitalized and diagnosed with gallstones. I did not undergo surgery, but I was hospitalized because my blood test reports revealed some issues with the liver. Since then, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Regarding gallstones, you should undergo surgery if the gallbladder inflames frequently or is multiple and small in size, with a high risk of main duct obstruction. The symptoms that require immediate medical atte...  Read Full »

I have gallbladder carcinoma along with gallstones. What treatment should I undergo?

Query: Hello doctor, I have gallbladder carcinoma along with gall stones. What treatment should I undergo? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The report shows a highly suspicious gall bladder mass. It is infiltrating nearby structures and obstructing bile at certain places. So an oncologist's assessme...  Read Full »

I have had severe pain in my abdomen and back that does not relieves with medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had gallstones for the past three years. I have had severe gallbladder pain in abdomen and back for the last four hours. So, I took tablet Meftal spas but still there is no relief. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is important to mention the site of the abdominal pain. You said gall bladder pain; I assume this will be right upper abdominal pain. When did you take Meftal spas tablet (Mefenamic acid and Dicyclomine)? Oral medicine takes one to two hours for pain relief. You c...  Read Full »

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