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Gallbladder Stones

What is Gallbladder?

The gallbladder is in pear shape that is present beneath the liver (on the right side). The gallbladder’s primary function is to concentrate and store the bile which is put together by the liver. The thick bile is liberated from the gallbladder after digestion and mostly when you have fatty food. The bile reaches the bile duct, then to the small intestine, and then results in digestion.
In certain cases, the individual has gallstones that affect the daily regime in a great way. At VJs Health Care, we offer the Best Gallbladder Treatment in Vizag. If you are already looking for one then your search will end right here to get the Best Gallbladder Stone Removal Surgery in Vizag.

What are Gallstones?

As the name suggests gallstones are small hard masses that contain cholesterol and bile salts. There can be pigment stones, cholesterol stones, or a combination of both.
Cholesterol stones are formed of rock-hard cholesterol, and pigment stones are formed of bilirubin. Pigment stones are also known as dark stones.

What are the reasons behind gallstones?

It is still unknown why it develops, and there is no way to prevent it. Its prevalence is more common in people after 40. The cholesterol level will see a rise due to many reasons like:

  • Excess estrogen due to pregnancy
  • Birth control pills
  • Hormone replacement therapy

If it happens then the normal functioning of the gallbladder is affected, and it forms gallstones. If you have sickle cell anemia and hereditary spherocytosis then you are at increased risk of having pigment stones.

What are the symptoms of gallstone?

Some of the most common symptoms of gallstone include:

  • Upper abdomen pain (pain is on the right side, and then it moves to the shoulder tip or blade)
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Belching

In many cases, the gallstone does not result in symptoms, and it might be silent.

How gallstones are diagnosed?

To diagnose the gallstone, an Ultrasound is a specific test that should be performed.

How gallstone is treated?

Gallstone is treated through operations that include gallbladder removal, and it is termed as Cholecystectomy. Traditionally, this method is referred to as open surgery which is a long cut made on the rib cage (right side). With medical improvement, the treatment is performed through a keyhole or laparoscopic surgery.

Is it possible, the gallstone can go away on its own?

Well, you need to get the treatment one way or another. Non-surgical treatment won’t work in this case. If you want, you can have medications but there is a high chance of gallstone recurrence. Once the problem has resulted in symptoms there are high chances that the problem is not solved. You need to undergo gallbladder removal treatment.

What happens when the problem is not treated on time?

The gallbladder will block the bile flow that leads to swelling and is termed Cholecystitis. Following problems can occur:

  • Jaundice
  • Pancreas inflammation (another term is pancreatitis)

It becomes important to remove the stone with the procedure named ERCP and then you need to get a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Some of the situations which tell you to need medical assistance right away are:

  • Fever with chills
  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain

In certain cases, there is an increased risk of the patient developing cancer.

Takeaway

At VJs health care, a team of experts will perform the surgical procedure. Technology is ever-changing, and that’s what our doctors strive to achieve. The ‘state-of-art’ is what helps us to be at the forefront with each passing year. Our medical team is here to alleviate your pain and misery. Reach out to us without any hesitation.

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