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

Stones in gall bladder, removal of gall bladder suggested. Post surgery effects? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2408 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:Proceed with your query.
User:actually i have some queries
User:my father is suffrng from gall stones in his gall bladder.
User:doc has suggested for surgery
User:removal of gall bladder..
User:please let me know the after effects and the defeincy in body my father has to face
User:what all measures have to be taken after surgery
Doctor:Gall bladder is a storing organ.
Doctor:It stores the liver secretions and releases as and when requried.
Doctor:Most people who undergo gall bladder removal (cholecystectomy) are able to lead normal life without any problem
Doctor:A few though experience abdominal bloating, indigestion issues after the procedure.
Doctor:Apart from these side effects other common side effects of any surgery such as bleeding and infection also exists post surgery.
Doctor:Your surgeon will discuss about these after effects before operating on your father.
Doctor:As such the process is a simple one and there are no special care required before it.
Doctor:If your father is hale and healthy, he would need to fast a few hours before the procedure
Doctor:he will also need a dose of antibiotic before the procedure.
Doctor:A heathy diet, if he has any history of diabetes - proper sugar control will benefit him a lot
Doctor:to over the procedure.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Post surgery, there are no special measures or restriction.
Doctor:If he has any indigestion problems that can be taken care with antacid, antiulcer drugs and some diet restrictions.
User:if my father not want for surgery then what types of problem create?
Doctor:Avoiding heavy / strenuous physical exercise will be necessary following the procedure.
Doctor:May I know the symptoms your father has currently?
Doctor:Treatment of gall stones entirely depend on the symptoms.
Doctor:So can you specify the symptoms your father has?
User:my father was going to wokhard hospital before 3-4 days and doctor sail if you go for surgery then feature my be create broblem or some person broblem not be created?
Doctor:I understand that, but is your father currently symptomatic?
Doctor:I mean does your father have abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, jaundice or any other issue now?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:ya, no generaly some times when they taking fatfood they they vomiting other than they not any issue accur.
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Gall stone are often a recurring issue.
Doctor:Any person who has gall bladder, is above 40 years of age and is bit over weight are at very high risk of developing stones.
Doctor:However most stone pass away through the duct into the gut without causing any symptoms.
Doctor:The concern is only when the stones does not pass off.
User:if they some control in taking hifate food then there is not create any problem but any other problem create in body.?
Doctor:It can lead to complications such as severe abdominal pain, jaundice, infection, rupture of the gall bladder and so on.
Doctor:So most doctors prefer to operate and remove the gall bladder if there is a symptomatic gall stone at any point of time.
Doctor:This is only an approach to prevent future complication.
User:any other surgery for stone removing into gall bladder?
Doctor:As such proper diet - low calorie / low fat diet, avoiding alcohol (if any), reducing weight (if high) and some supplements like udliv can reduce the chances of stone recurrence.
Doctor:A few other options like endoscopic removal of stone and extracorporal shock wave lithotripy
Doctor:to remove the stones also is available.
Doctor:These conservative treatment forms is available in a few cases where the stones are not many and placed lower.
User:but it removing into gall bladder?
Doctor:Endoscopic procedure which is termed ERCP is a process where
Doctor:a scope is passed through the pancreatic duct
Doctor:the stone is then picked and removed.
Doctor:Here only the stone is removed, gall bladder is retained.
Doctor:Extracorporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a process
Doctor:in which large gall stones are broken down into small pieces by strong shock waves.
Doctor:so that the broken stones can pass away easily.
User:thanks for giving valuable time....
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:no thanks doctor....
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
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