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Gallblader stone. What are treatment options? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Doctor,
User:My wife had galblader stone , I need a good hospital to check
Doctor:how long has she had the condition ?
Doctor:may i know which city you live in ?
User:past 3 yrs after our baby
User:banglore karnataka
Doctor:do u know the size of the stones in the Gall bladder ?
Doctor:does she happen to have a lot of symptoms ?
User:no symptom
User:1.2cm is the cm
Doctor:so , the stone was detected on a routine ultrasound ?
User:thats right
Doctor:have u consulted any doctor, in person for this ?
User:yes , We had seen doctor but they said no problem as of now .
User:But my wife want s to check it now
Doctor:In case, she does not have any kind of symptoms, then there is no need to go for surgery
User:ohh ok
Doctor:asymptomatic gall stones , which are small in size, do not need surgery
Doctor:having a proper diet (low fat, low carbohydrate ) can help to prevent any symptoms as well as reduce the formation of more stones
Doctor:is she on any form of medications like oral contraceptives ?
User:noting like that doc
Doctor:are u using any form of pregnancy prevention methods ?
Doctor:some methods, that can help your wife would be a good exercise regimen, weight loss and maintaining a good weight (BMI less than 23 ) and a low fat diet
Doctor:she can also be prescribed medications, which will prevent formation of gall stones
User:Okk thanks
Doctor:use of estrogen containing pills, should be avoided , as they increase chances of gall stones
Doctor:Do u have any additional questions or doubts ?
User:can you give some examples for estrogen containing pills
Doctor:oral contraceptives and hormonal pills contain estrogen
User:i will ask my wife to chat later so that she can ask her questions.
User:thanks doc and very kind of you
Doctor:conditions like ovarian cysts also, can can cause elevated estrogens in the body
Doctor:so, that i can give additional advice as needed
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