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Suggest treatment for gallstones

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Posted on Mon, 20 Apr 2015
Question: I am 75yrs old and been diagnosed with a 1cm gallstone and sludge in the gallbladder,i'm waiting for a letter from the Hospital to have the gallbladder removed.i have had stomach pain off and on for some weeks but today has been the worse i find standing and walking difficult because of the pain and my legs so heavy,is there anything i can do to relieve the pain? XXXXXXX (Holmes)
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Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
A tablet of Diclofenac 50mg should do the work

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing in
It seems the gall bladder has gone for some acute inflammation or the sludge has moved to the common bile duct

You should go for a fresh ultrasound and liver panel along with complete blood counts

In the mean time take a tablet of dicllofenac 50 mg to control pain

Do not take it frequently unless all live functions are normal
Hope this helps
Do write back in case of concern
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja (14 hours later)
Thank you the Diclofenic helped a little,but as regards the scan goes, it takes 3 to 4 weeks to get an appointment to see the GP and then 4 to 6 weeks to arrange the scan, i hope in the mean time i get a letter to tell me i'm going in for the operation
XXXXXXX Holmes
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Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
One single dose will have little effect obviously

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing in again

It is obvious one single dose will have little effect in the mean time get liver function and complete blood count so we can justify the safety of diclofenac

You may try Tramadol 75 mg twice a day safely. But tramadol is an opioid and you will need a prescription from a doctor.

Do update me when you get the letter or the scan and reports done

Hope this helps
Wishing you a healthy life ahead
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

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Brief Answer: A tablet of Diclofenac 50mg should do the work Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing in It seems the gall bladder has gone for some acute inflammation or the sludge has moved to the common bile duct You should go for a fresh ultrasound and liver panel along with complete blood counts In the mean time take a tablet of dicllofenac 50 mg to control pain Do not take it frequently unless all live functions are normal Hope this helps Do write back in case of concern