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Having gall bladder stone. No symptoms, no pain. What symptoms to watch out for? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:hi, I was speakingwith Dr
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:last week, ad sudely my connection got hanged
Doctor:Ok, do you want to continue speaking with him?
Doctor:I will also be able to help you
User:ok no problem
User:anything is fine for me , but he was aalyzing my gallbladderstone problem and h was givingsome solutions
Doctor:I went through your history
User:actually I was diagnoised with gall bladder stone ( .9mm ) on 2008
Doctor:I understand that your wife has gallstones
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:Got that
Doctor:Yes XXXXXXX tell me
Doctor:how can I help you
User:s, I do a regular abdomen scan , now te gall bladderstone size is 1cm
User:I did a scan last setember
User:no symptoms, no pain
User:till now
Doctor:Now do you have any symptoms?
User:no pain, but Iam planning to do a scan this wee
User:I did the scan during sep 2011, I just want to know the stone position and size, so that I can avoid some emergency treatments
Doctor:I'll try and explain XXXXXXX
Doctor:What happens is that when you have sudden pain and nausea, it is a condition called acute cholecystitis
Doctor:At that time, we would need you to get hospitalized for 1 day approximately and give you only fluids
Doctor:In most of the cases, the condition will improve
Doctor:Only after 6 weeks or so, we will do a surgery
Doctor:we generally do a laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Doctor:Which means we make small inciisons on the abdomen
User:s, ok
Doctor:and then take out the gall bladder
Doctor:Sometimes, such a procedure gets converted to an open cholecystectomy
Doctor:where the incision (cut) needs to be much larger
User:s, this is where peopleare confusing me
Doctor:Even if you get the scan done now
Doctor:We cannot say that which stage is the right stage to get operated
Doctor:Unless the stone is causing jaundice
Doctor:Nobody would actually do a procedure for you
Doctor:because it does not serve any purpose
Doctor:For every procedure XXXXXXX
Doctor:there are certain side effects of the medicines used and the procedure itself
Doctor:So if I know that removing the gall bladder doesnt serve any purpose
Doctor:why should I subject you to an unnecessary procedure
User:s doctor,but when Is say that I have gall bladder stones, some doctors say please check reglarly to know about the stone position,some say better operate it, these made me to check regularly
Doctor:We do not know at what size of the stones,
Doctor:is a cholecystectomy actually indicaated
Doctor:So I would suggest you lead a healthy lifestyle and just get on with your life
User:sure doc
Doctor:If you have symptoms one day, get it done
User:which side of my abdomen, I will get pain if it becomes adverse
Doctor:Otherwise, just forget about it
Doctor:Right sided upto middle part of upper abdomen
Doctor:You'll have spasms of pain
Doctor:Or if you have jaundice
User:sure doc,I shall follow it
Doctor:but try and avoid any oily food
User:s, and also I do yoga, and some activities in gym
Doctor:Thats good
User:my weight is 67kg,heigt 5.4
Doctor:You are overweight XXXXXXX
Doctor:Have you tried our personalized diet and fitness plan?
Doctor:Try it, XXXXXXX
User:please give me some procdure
User:sure , pls
Doctor:I'll tell you
Doctor:You just logged in right, using XXXXXXX's id
Doctor:On the same page, you have a link for a personalized diet and fitness plan
Doctor:where you had the link for the chat
User:ok, let me check that
Doctor:Just click on it and fill in your details and click submit
Doctor:The customer care team will call you and arrange a dietitian call for you
Doctor:they'll make a diet chart for you as per your lifestyle
User:alsoI have dark spots ( near my eyes ) and on some part of face
Doctor:I'll tell you, one minute
User:sure doc,Ishall follow that
Doctor:For the exercise, I want you to do atleast 50 minutes of walking/jogging/skipping
Doctor:anything you like
Doctor:basically aerobic activity
Doctor:also, kapalbhati pranayam 500 times
Doctor:Its a breathing exercise
Doctor:and 20-25 suryanamaskar
Doctor:This is the exercise part
Doctor:for the dark spots under your eyes
Doctor:Drink 3-4 litres of water
Doctor:sleep for atleast 7-8 hours
Doctor:cucumber slices also help
Doctor:apply a sunscreen 20 minutes before going out
Doctor:atleast 40-50 SPF
Doctor:Should cover both UVA and UVB
Doctor:also for the eyes,
User:Ihve got Ansolar sun screen
Doctor:a cream with Vitamin K and Kojic acid
Doctor:Do you use it regularly
User:cream when to apply ?
User:ansolar , no , only when I go out in sun ,but not regularly
Doctor:Thats when you need to use it
Doctor:before going out
Doctor:A cream with Vitamin K and kojc acid can be applied at nightime
User:cream when to use ?
Doctor:around the eyes only
User:gt it
User:do u recommend some sun screen and cream
Doctor:Lotus sunscreen with 50 SPF in gel/cream form ( depending on your skin type) is good
Doctor:for the vitamin K cream, I'll get back to you with the brand name
Doctor:I know the drug name
Doctor:but not the brand name
Doctor:Sorry about that
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with
User:other than that, I dont use soap for my face, I use the XXXXXXX gram powder, te body and face are appearing to b dull and ough
Doctor:How much water do you have, XXXXXXXX?
User:4 - 5 gasses a day
Doctor:you need atleast 8-12 glasses a day
Doctor:dont use XXXXXXX gram powder everyday
Doctor:Its veryharsh
User:is it
Doctor:If you want, you can use wheat flour in milk
Doctor:Its a really good cleanser
Doctor:But use soap when you come from outside
Doctor:after that, a good moisturizer needs to be applied
User:soap I now use pears with glycerine
Doctor:anything will do
Doctor:should not effectively dry your skin up
User:sure doctor will follow
Doctor:but use a moisturizer after that
Doctor:its required
User:my doubts are answered,thanks doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:You're welcoome
Doctor:Bye for now
User:s, bye
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