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

Date : 30-May-2013
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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.
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