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How can a gallstone be removed from a pregnant woman's abdomen ?

I m ten weeks pregnant . Unfortunately a gallstone is also growing along with my baby. The right upper abdomen pain is severe now. My doctor advised to choose which is important to me, either stone or baby. I m afraid. I need my baby in addition to get rid of the stone. I m coward even to take injection. Is there any medical advice with out surgery that should not harm my baby. If necessary I ll be ready to surgery (which one is best for me) that must protect my baby. Pl suggest.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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You can solve this problem by the following solution. You will undergo surgery for cholecystectomy but this should take place in the second trimester (i.e after the 13th week).
For now, you must follow a conservative treatment plan as follows:
- No eating + intravenous fluid administration.
- Administration of an analgesic.
- Administration of antibiotics that are safe for use during pregnancy.

After the pain subsides and inflammation resolves, you will be allowed to have a normal diet.
The above steps should be done under medical supervision by your doctor.

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Answered: Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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