Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
164 Doctors are Online

Remedy for gall bladder stone problem since three years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1721 Questions
User :   hi
my wife have gall bladder stone from last 3 years.
Some time is paining. She just deliver a baby boy through operation.
During her nine months sheface pain some time
i dont want to do her gall bladde treatment through operation.
is there any other way of removing her gall bladder
Doctor :   hi
User :   himy wife have gall bladder stone from last 3 years. Some time is paining. She just deliver a baby boy through operation.During her nine months sheface pain some timei dont want to do her gall bladde treatment through there any other way of removing her gall bladder
Doctor :
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed.
Doctor :   if her symptoms are severe then she needs further evaluation
User :   no its not
Doctor :   to see kind of stones are present
User :   she have 1.63 cms stone in gall bladder
Doctor :   in case there are multiple stones, then removal is better, it can be done laparoscopically with minimal risks and faster recovery.
User :   no its one single stone
Doctor :   ok. how often doe she gets the pain?
Doctor :   what other symptoms is she having?
Doctor :   has the doctor told what type of stone is it? was stone dissolving medications tried?
User :   she gets pain once in a month
Doctor :   was cholesterol levels checked?usualy people with gall stones are found to have elevated lipid levels
User :   we tried homeopathic
Doctor :   so antilipid medications help to some extent
User :   no medicine tried so far
Doctor :   then I would strongly recommend that you go ahead with consultation with gastroenterologist for her and proceed with definitive treatment before any complications start for her
Doctor :   early diagnosis of exact problem and start of treatment helps
User :   but doctor she have this stone from last 3 years almost
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then do not delay further
User :   when we consulted our family doctor who is mbbs, he suggested that if she is not suffering any pain then no need to worry
Doctor :   please get her properly evaluated by a gastroenterologist, (not a GP or MBBS doctor)
User :   is there is no medicine available which can melt the stone inside
User :   do i have to compulsoryly go for operation
Doctor :   they are available, but they do not work on all kinds of stone. hence it is important to know what type she is having
Doctor :   and then take decision on further management
User :   she had alsready operated thrice (two time at the time of delivery and 1 time for ear)
User :   now she is concerned and dont want to go for operatin
Doctor :   as I said, if it is indicated there is no other option
Doctor :   also laparoscopic surgery can be done which has with minimal risks and faster recovery.
Doctor :   and does not involve cutting of abdomen
User :   but i heard that after laparoscopic surgery there are lot of the restriction in eatting habits
Doctor :   it is not involving entire gastric tract so do not worry
Doctor :   extensive surgeries need resctriction
User :   se cant eat normally what she is eating right now
Doctor :   even other wise she will need diet restriction to prevent further stone formation
Doctor :   also if you leave it as a chronic problem, then due to irritation caused by stones, she can develop cancer of gall bladder wall.
User :   ok right now she had delivered a baby boy in last week therefore i cant show her to the doctor
Doctor :   it is already 3 years now, take definitive action to see what type of stone it is
Doctor :   and if oral medications for dissolving will help her or not
Doctor :   if no, then she will need further evaluation and get it operated
User :   cn i show her in next 2 to 3 months later
Doctor :   you can take her for repeat consultation after 4- 6 weeks post delivery
User :   ok
User :   so you strongly suggest that i have to consult gastroenterologist for further cource of action
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok sir
User :   i will
User :   do you have some knowledge material on gall bladder stone
Doctor :   before your consultation with gastroenterologist
User :   some internet link
Doctor :   you can read through it in your free time
Doctor :   it gives detailed description of problem, symptoms and treatment options
User :   ok thanks for all ur suggetion and help
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   no thanks sir
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now. do get back to me if you have further.
User :   sure
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor