Gallstone

What is Gallstone?

A gallstone, also called a cholelith (), is a calculus (stone) formed within the gallbladder as a concretion of bile components. Lithiasis (stone formation) in the gallbladder is called cholelithiasis (). Gallstones are formed in the gallbladder but may pass distally into other parts of the biliary tract such as the cystic duct, common bile duct, pancreatic duct or the ampulla of Vater. Rarely, in cases of severe inflammation, gallstones may erode through the gallbladder into adherent bowel potentially causing an obstruction termed gallstone ileus.

Presence of gallstones in the gallbladder may lead to acute cholecystitis, an inflammatory condition characterized by retention of bile in the gallbladder and often secondary infection by intestinal microorganisms, predominantly Escherichia coli, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, and Bacteroides species. Presence of gallstones in other parts of the biliary tract can cause obstruction of the bile ducts, which can lead to serious conditions such as ascending cholangitis or pancreatitis. Either of these two conditions can be life-threatening and are therefore considered to be medical emergencies.

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Enter Your question here...can gallbladder sludge and gallstones cause ur body to retain toxins. Actually question is this before I was diagnosed with gallbladder sludge and gallstones ( to point of it has to be removed this fri) I did a 7 day detox and took ex lax because I was constipated and feeling run down. I passed a drug test in September ( 28 th) and then did the detox and ex lax and then failed a drug test. CN the sludge and gallstones cause those toxins to stay in ur body longer or cause them to be released into the body after doing a 7 day deep body cleans?

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Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar and I am pleased to assist you.
No, gallbladder sludge and gallstones do not cause the body to retain toxins.
They do not cause the body to retain the toxins longer and cause them to be released in to the body after doing a 7 day deep body...

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Last week I was in severe pain at my right side just below my ribs about 18 months ago I was told I had multiple gallstones which I didn't think gave me problems do you think this is what the pain was I couldn't move for 3 hours until the pain subsided

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Yes taje tab pan 40 mg odac.taketab cifran 1000 od for 10 days.tab drotin ds bd fr 7 days.consult a general surgeon

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hi ive been having terrible pain on my right side at the top of my tummy i had a scan yest as gp thought i might have gallstones but my scan said no stones the pain is so bad at times it wakes me up early hours of the morning and iam physically sick ive hardly eaten in three weeks and iam a diabetic type 2

doctor1 MD

Hello friend,

Your condition may be due to pancreatitis. You may please undergo USG again to rule out that. Get all the blood tests for evaluating the enzymes in blood for diagnosing that. Since you are Diabetic type 2, there is more chance for that .

My advice is to approach an expert Homoeopath...

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Hello my name is Melisa I have gallstones and my gallbladder is full of them and I have been having gallbladder attacks alot latley and now I am having heart fluttering is this caused from my gallstones or what do you think it is caused from I am 27 and weight about 95 lbs please help me

doctor1 MD

Hello Melisa

Gall stones and gall bladder problems don't cause heart fluttering.
That may be what's called a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia and if I were your doctor I would get an EKG and have you wear a continuous Holter EKG monitor to see what kind of arrhythmia you're...

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im exel 30 yrs old, 5 5 in height, 50kls, suffering from gallstone, last night i could not sleep because its very painfull i reall dnt know what to do, the doctor advise me to have an operation but we dont have enough money to do so, please help me to cure my gallstone in a natural way . thank u ang more power.

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hi.

noted history of gallstones and frequent attacks of biliary colic. diet modification is a very important thing in dealing with gallstones. low fat diet is recommended. but, your condition might have been there for a long time already (chronic cholecystitis or inflammation of the gallbladder...

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Should calcified gallstones be removed

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Brief Answer:
Calcified gallstone is not indication for cholecystectomy

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM). Management of gallstone is surgical that is cholecystectomy. And it is done when it is symptomatic. Among asymptomatic indications...

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Recently I found out I have gallstones. I have chest pain, back pain, arm pain, leg pain (all on the right side of my body). I am losing fine motor skills in my right hand including the ability to write. Could this problem be attributed to the gallstones? My symptoms have gradually progressed since March 2011. I am a 39 year old women.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for writing to HCM.
These symptoms are not related to gallstones.
These are signs of nervous (neurological) problem for which a neurology consult is advisable.
Chest pain, if on exetion, needs to be evaluated to look for reduced blood flow to the heart.
Hope this answrs ur query,...

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abdominal sonogram and it showed, Cholelithiasis and fatty infiltration of the liver.

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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Cholelithiasis refers to gallstones. Gallstones develop slowly and persons may not have any symptoms for a long period of time. Symptoms may result if the gallstones block the outlet of the gall bladder , cause inflammation of the gall bladder or block any of...

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Since Feb 26, I've had diarrhea or very loose stools. Last weekend (a week later) my right side was tender so I went to the dr who ran tests and sonogram and the sonogram came back with gallstones. The bloodwork came back with a high white blood cell count. I'm still waiting on the stool results. I've had a low grade fever 99-100.2 for over a week. I have pressure on my tailbone and anus. Could all these symptoms be related to the gallstones or could it be somwthing in addition to?

doctor1 MD

Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.

Gall stones may cause some abdominal discomfort including abdominal cramps, diarrheas,nausea or vomit but it should not cause anal pressure of any kind. High wbc count is usually sign of infection or inflammation and it may be...

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Hallo sir, MY fathers age is 56 years, he has recently undergone a ultrasound test where its was diagnosed that he is having 2 gallstones 8mm size. He has 4 years ago , undergone an heart surgery . recently he has been complaining about leg pains and also abdominal pain frequently, I would like to know whether gallstones are dangerous and whether he has to undergo surgery?

Please do provide your valuable solutions

doctor1 MD

Hi. Yes the gallstones can turn dangerous due to repeated infections. As your father has undergone heart surgery you have to consult the Cardiologist for fitness for Gall bladder Surgery.

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Recent questions on  Gallstone

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I just found out that i have gallstones. Well the past two days ive been having a fluttery feeling under my right rib cage in my stomach. It goes on for hours off and on. I also have ovarian cyst. So what could this be. And another thing might i add is im not pregnant.

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Are small gall stones more dangerous than larger ones? I have 6-8 of 1cm+ size and of late (last one month) am suffering from a constant dull pain (bearable, not acute). I am advised surgery. I am a diabetic and am putting up with gb stones for 2 yrs now. Is surgery absolutely necessary ?

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I usually pee a large amount of urine and i see what it looks like a white powder in the urine. when I wake up I notice edema in my eyes down the eyebrowns and my abdomen get biger during the day. I also have low vitamin d and my calcium levels are usually a little bit high 10.5. my gallbladder was taken aut a month a go due to lots and big gallstones. but I was before the surgery and continuous with a generalized pallor all over my body. they had done lots of blood test and every thing came negative except the calcium and vit d. I got colonoscopy and endoscopy, abdominal ct scans, ultrasaund that came up i have uterine fibroids and ovarian cyst. I also has a past history of pid in my country but here they said they suspect endometriosis. they also did 2 pth test to check for paratyroid but it was normal. I also was told i have a large endometrium. and the endoscopy said i have h pylori which i try to cure with anitbiotics but did not work. my symtoms are that i get easily tired, fatigued, thirsty, dizzy when i got to the mall,.my tongue appears white in the moring as well as my lips. pallor skin, my heart beats fast at night and sometimes after i eat, shaking fingers and falling hair and severe constipation. today im having my period and my urine was foamed. what do you think might be wrong with me? what doctor or specialist do you think i should go with?

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I have gallbladder stones, can they be the problem I m having that every few minutes I feel like I have to pee. When I do pee, very little is coming out. In the mornings I pee like normal, like nothing is wrong and then it starts. It doesn t burn when I go. Sometimes when I wipe there is pink on the toilet paper. The urine looks normal in the bowl. No odor. I have no pain anywhere. What can this be? Can it be related to premenopausal as well?

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What is the surgery for gallbladder removal like these days?

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Have a 9mm gallstone lodged in the neck of the gallbladder . I have had some pain and nausea . Should I have surgery?

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I'm male and 48 years old. I had blood work for a physical last week and everything was perfect except for a moderately elevated Alkaline Phosphatase at 214. All other liver enzymes, blood work, and urine were perfectly normal. I have no symptoms...

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