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Medicine For Gallstones
My husband tried the olive oil & lemonjuice flush treatment.But theres still pain.Can u prescribe medicines that dissolves gallstones?He's 34, 83kg.
Health fraud: Your husband was deceived by a phony remedy that produces weird bowel movements that the operators tell the victim are gallstones. Of course it didn't work. I'm glad he has a sensible wife like yourself. You're not going to dissolve gallstones taking stuff by mouth. If they need attention -- and many don't -- get with your physician and/or a good surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been suffering with gallstones since 10 months, i had 5 months of unani medicine.How much vl eswl cost me?
Need surgery. : Unfortunately, the only definitive rx of gallbladder disease is its surgical removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy). The gallbladder is a "gallstone factory"--lithotripsy (eswl) will only temporize matters. I am not familiar w/any herbal medicines that cure gb disease. Thankfully, people do very well after this outpatient surgery. Please see a general surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
I’ve a gallstone about 0.8 cm ,i some time had a colic , can you give some medicine or some thing to feel me good ?
A mechanical problem needs a mechanical solution
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the correct solution ...Read more
Doctor my mom has got gallstone of 12mm..Does it need to operate n remove gallbladder or medicines can work..
Depends on symptoms: There's no need for any intervention unless she's having symptoms like pain or nausea after eating. There are medications that help break up gallstones, but it doesn't guarantee that the symptoms will resolve. Low fat diets and medications really don't work reliably once symptoms have started. And cider vinegar does not break up gallstones. If there are symptoms, you take out the gallbladder. ...Read more
I have gastritis & stomach inflammation. Ultrasounds shows some small nonshadowing gallstones or polyps (unsure). Should I have nuclear medicine?
Abdominal discomfort: If the abdominal discomfort is moderately severe and you are tired of living with it, then the nuclear medicine (a hida scan) is a very logical next step. Without any discomfort it will give you an answer about whether your gallbladder is actually inflammed, which is what you care about (i.e., that is what causes the pain). Then you can more decide whether you would want to consider surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pain: Gallbladder pain from gallstones is usually in the abdomen right under the lower tip of the breast bone and/ or under the right rib cage. It can radiate to the back, and is sometimes associated with nausea or vomiting. It can also be brought on 30-60 minutes after eating. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Gallstones: Gallstones are made of various crystal that grow into stones in the gallbladder. They can be from bile (bilirubin) or cholesterol origin. They grow in the gallbladder, may be present without any symptoms, or may cause upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea, or vomiting. Often eating fatty foods may aggravate the discomfort from gallstones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: Some herbal websites suggest that ginger can treat gallstones, others warn that ginger may stimulate gallbladder contractions and provoke a gallbladder attack an article i found in a GI journal could not document any effect on gallbladder volume or ejection fraction in healthy males. Ginger may increase bile production. Actual effect on gallstones is unclear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supersaturation!: Bile consists of a mixture of cholesterol, bile pigments, and phospholipids. If any of these increase, they can precipitate out and become solidified, forming stones. This is present in 10-20% of people in the US, although usually "silent". Heredity, diet, and age can all play a role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly Unlikely: Most people with gallbladder disease are troubled by transient episodes of pain, often after eating (biliary colic). If the gb is obstructed by a stone, inflammation can develop, but it rarely leads to an infection. If a stone exits the gb, it can block the: liver, potentially leading to serious liver infections (cholangitis), or the pancreas, leading to pancreatitis; very rarely, this is fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, I would : Say it is on larger side. But small stones can cause problems just as much as large stones. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder disease, you should have cholecystectomy, ask your surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more
Not possible.: This is not a possibility, and , if it were possible, it would be a terrible idea. Gallstones which leave the gallbladder enter the bile ducts, and would cause jaundice, cholangitis, and pancreatitis. Do not believe said holistic or naturopathic treatments such as olive oil and lemon juice. If your gallstones are causing symptoms, see a surgeon. If not, nothing to worry about. Good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually ultrasound: Given the right medical history, gallstones are usually diagnosed by an ultrasound. On occasion, gallstones can be picked up by other means, such as ct scan or by plain x-rays of the abdomen. Usually asymptomatic gallstones are left undisturbed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Technically no: Gallstones are precipitated material- usually cholesterol, less commonly bilirubinate(black stones). But certain inherited conditions (eg sickle cell anemia) may oversaturate the bile to form stones. Some families have high rates- probable combination of inherited metabolic traits and dietary habits. ...Read more
Gallstone formation: Stone formation is a complex process that depends on the contents of the bile fluid, which includes the balance of acidity. Hormones, gallbladder contraction strength, and bile fluid containing the balances of salt, cholesterol, bile acids, & inflammation (bacteria) likely play a larger role. Most people are referring to reflux disease when they talk about acid; gerd doesn't cause gallstones. ...Read more