Ursodeoxycholic Acid

Ursodeoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring bile acid that is used to dissolve cholesterol-rich gallstones. It is also used in primary biliary cirrhosis and cystic fibrosis. Its common side effects are diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, headache, bloody urine, and tarry stools.

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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 »

What are the side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about carbon dioxide and the range of absolute eosinophils. Please review my laboratory report. Currently, I am under daily medication of HCT (Hydrochlorothiazide). Also, taking Vitamin D3 supplement daily and Vitamin C powder packs once a week.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have recently done some blood tests, and the investigation reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) have revealed that your absolute eosinophils and blood carb...  Read Full »

My stomach hurts a lot after eating. Can I have gallbladder disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I have a gallbladder disease. My stomach hurts every time after I eat. The pain is in the middle of my stomach and my back. Does it sound like gallbladder disease? Is it something I should go to my doctor or ER? My mother and grandmother had their gallbladder removed, so it may be...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a genetic element in gallbladder diseases, which means that you are at a greater risk of having gallbladder disease since you have a family history. The pain you are describing is consistent with gallbladder stones, especially if it increases after meals and on l...  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 does high ALT with heavy alcohol consumption indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the files of my liver and wanted a doctor to review them. I am currently on Losartan 50 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very difficult to comment on your liver status just based on an image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Have they not provided you a report of this scan? For what symptoms were these tests are conducted. Revert with the asked details for bett...  Read Full »

How to manage severe itching during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 weeks pregnant and have itching all over the body except on the palm and feet. Doctor gave me Cetirizine for six days, and the itching is still there. I have got the LFT done as per the doctor's advice, and the reports are normal. As itching still exists, the doctor suggested m...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching in pregnancy can be due to either pregnancy-induced hormonal changes, which usually get relieved post-delivery. Sometimes a condition called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy can also cause such kind of itching, which is more specific on palms and soles t...  Read Full »

How to bring down the levels of liver enzymes?

Query: Hi doctor,I have undergone routine CBC, LFT and pancreatic test. In the report, I can see some enzymes are high. I do not have any fever or other symptoms. I often smoke and drink. I have started Alpha-Liv syrup. How can I bring the higher level to normal? Should I take any medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. You do not need any medicines for these raise in enzyme levels. I would recommend you strongly to stop alcohol consumption and within a month, your enzymes would return to normal levels. For further information consult a medical gastroenterologist...  Read Full »

Can you please tell me what is wrong with my liver?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having some pain in my back. The same thing happened a year before and it was diagnosed to be some liver infection. I had Liv 52 at that time and it got cured. I have attached my recent reports for your reference. Please help with my suffering.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the reports posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have chronic hepatitis and we need to find out the cause for that. Chronic hepatitis may progress to cancer and so evaluation is important. Kindly get an ultrasound abdomen...  Read Full »

What to do for gallbladder extension in an 82-year-old woman?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is an 82-year-old female. Ultrasound report says sludge with the distended gall bladder. Ongoing medicines Pantodac, Ulyses 150. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. The gall bladder is a bag-like organ adjacent to the liver where bile gets collected. When we eat food at that time the bile is released from the gall bladder into the small intestine. The pa...  Read Full »

Please suggest remedy for enlarged liver.

Query: Hello doctor, My liver is borderline enlarged 155 mm with increased echotexture. There is mild prostatomegaly with insignificant postvoid residual volume. I am currently on Udiliv 300 mg. Kindly suggest some remedy.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know regarding your clinical symptoms if any. Did you do any blood tests, blood counts, and liver function tests? For more information consult a general surgeon online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-surgeon  Read Full »

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