A gallbladder is a small bag shaped like a pear, an organ below the liver in the upper right abdomen. Its main function is to store bile, a substance secreted by the liver that helps with digestion. Gallstones are small pieces of stones or solid material made from bile pigments, cholesterol and calcium salts which can cause severe pain and blockage of the bile duct.
Have you ever had a strange pain feeling in your upper abdomen that you couldn’t explain? It could be an indication of a gallbladder that isn’t working properly.
Some people with gallstones have no symptoms at all, while others have extreme pain. If you are experiencing discomfort or pain in your upper abdomen or right side of your body, you may have gallstones, and you should seek treatment as soon as possible to avoid further difficulties.
You probably don’t require treatment if your gallstones aren’t creating any symptoms. Contact your doctor if you are having a gallbladder attack or other symptoms. Your symptoms may go away, but they may reappear, and you might need treatment. For treatment, your doctor may recommend you to a gastroenterologist or surgeon.
Gallstones are mostly treated by surgery to remove the gallbladder. Cholesterol stones can sometimes be treated without surgery, whereas pigment stones almost always require surgery. Shantiraj Hospital is fully equipped to conduct this surgery and the post operative care. Our specialist doctors use the latest technology and equipment to perform the surgery providing a comfortable experience to the patients.
Cholesterol stones: These are usually yellow-green in color, very common, making up 80% of gallstones.
Pigment stones: These stones are usually smaller in size and darker in color and are made up of bilirubin.
Gallbladder Stones Causes
Symptoms of Gallbladder Stones
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Who is at Risk for Gallstones?
What are the Complications Caused by Stones?
Diagnosis of Gallstones
Treatment of Gallstones
Treatment options for gallstones include:
Advantages of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
The time it takes you to recover is determined by the sort of surgery you have. You’ll need to stay in the hospital for a few days if your gallbladder is removed during open surgery. It could take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks for your body to fully recover. Because laparoscopy is less invasive than open surgery, you will experience less discomfort and heal faster. The majority of those who have it are able to go home from the hospital the same day. You can be back to your normal routine within 2 weeks.
If you change your lifestyle habits, you may never have the risk of gallstones. Some suggestions are given in the following:
Gallbladder is not an essential organ in the body, the patient can lead a normal life after the removal of gallbladder. By following the nutrition chart given by the nutritionist, avoiding spicy and fatty foods, the patient can be healthy without any complications. Following a healthy diet, reducing weight slowly and gradually with regular exercises would be helpful in keeping away the complication of gallstones and help stay healthy.