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

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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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
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