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Gallstones in gallbladder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi which doctor to see regarding gallstones
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   recently fond gallstones in y gallbladder
Doctor :   You will have to consult a gastroenterologist or a hepatologist for evaluation of gall stones.
User :   2 stones are there
User :   what is hepatologist
User :   there are 2 stones if 6 mm
User :   ru thre
Doctor :   Hepatologist are liver and gallbladder specialist.
User :   do u have any idea about this
User :   is 6 mm stones are serious
Doctor :   Gall bladder stones are treated either by
Doctor :   conservative measures such as antiinflammatory drugs, antibioitics, and other supportive medications.
Doctor :   And surgical treatment is done if there are complications.
Doctor :   just gall stones are not serious issues.
Doctor :   However presence of gall stones can cause inflammatory changes, infections.
User :   what type of inflammatory and infections?
Doctor :   Medical literature has reported that long standing gall stones are one of the factors for gall bladder carcinomas,
Doctor :   hence has to be treated.
Doctor :   Let me put this across to you in simple terms.
User :   there are only 2 stones og 6 mm
User :   what iscarcinomas,
Doctor :   The treatment of gall bladder stones are as follows
Doctor :   1. If you have symptoms then treatment in the form of antiinflammatory pills or surgery is needed.
User :   what is gall bladder carcinomas
Doctor :   2. Asymptomatic gall stones often do not need any treatment except the risk factors for the formations has to be taken care of .
Doctor :   Gall bladder carcinoma means gall bladder cancers.
User :   what is Asymptomatic gall stones
User :   what are the symptoms
User :   what are the symptoms
Doctor :   Such type of stones do not need surgical treatment, and are treatment by
Doctor :   few life style modifications and dietary measures.
Doctor :   however, if you have symptoms, then you will need antiiflammatory medications, antibiotics.
User :   for which symptoms ,does need to go for surgery
User :   ru there docs
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   if the medical drugs are not effective, then surgery either laproscopic surgeries or open surgery will be needed.
User :   yes doc
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Hence, i suggest you to consult a doctor - gastroenterologist or an hepatologist.
Doctor :   You will need evaluation to determine the cause for the gall stones.
User :   is these gallstones are life thretning
Doctor :   Depending on those reports, treatment will be planned.
Doctor :   You will need corrective treatment if you have symptoms as explained earlier
Doctor :   and if there are no symptoms, then measures to prevent further gall stones are needed.
Doctor :   Such measures are often lifestyle modifications and dietary changes.
Doctor :   No, gall stones are not life threatening, and can be easily treated
Doctor :   as suggested.
Doctor :   But treatment, life style modifications with dietary changes as suggested has to be strictly followed
Doctor :   because, there are reports that gall bladder stones can cause complications which can include cancer.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
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