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Quick Relief Gallstones
Constipation: If you simply cannot pass stool and feel very uncomfortable, a rectal suppository may induce a bowel movement. If that does not work, opt for a fleet enema. That's a first aid treatment. A high fiber and high fluis diet should be instituted immediately. Further evacuation problems need you to take laxatives; MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is one. Persistent problems needs evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Surgery: Temporary relief may be obtained from using something like Ibuprofen and avoiding fried, fatty, greasy foods that are a common cause of an "attack" from gallstones. If you are having painful and nauseating symptoms from gallstones, it would be time to get a referral to a general surgeon for consideration of gallbladder surgery. ...Read more
Persistent dandruff problem tried many solutions but gives relief for temporary. Head & Shoulder gives temporary relief.
Dandruff: see a dermatologist for a prescription shampoos and steroid cream ...Read more
Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?
Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time. ...Read more
Fluids/fiber: Make sure you are drinking lots of water and take in foods high in fiber. Most people are worried about becoming addicted to constipation medication. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a non-stimulant non-addictive constipation aide that attracts and holds water to slowly soften stool over a few days. It can be used as needed or a small daily dose to stay regular. ...Read more
Drink beer: I have recommended this to my patients at times and they have gotten relief and seen earlier passage the the stone. It initially increases the urine flow and may move the stone faster and clear it. But if you do not keep hydrating , you will get dehydrated and it is not useful for longer lasting renal colic. ...Read more
Are some procedure available (non surgical procedure ) which can be utilised for removal of gb stone. Do medicine like ursodiol melt gb stone.?
Not very successful: There were medicines made for dissolving gallstones, but they were not very successful, so doctors recommended removing the gall bladder. A G.I. Specialist or a hepatologist (liver specialist) can give more details, but it sounded like only some kinds of small gallstones could be dissolved while other kinds could not; and stones could form again if the diseased gallbladder remained. ...Read more
Surgery not a must: Gallstones are very common and more common with age. Most of the time these cause no problems but they can become symptomatic and cause pain. At their worst they can cause gallbladder infection and pancreatitis. At times they block the biliary system. Surgery is done on an elective basis for most people with symptomatic stones and on an urgent basis for gallbladder infection/ inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: First line therapy would be acid blocking medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors. If those do not work surgery to correct the hernia may be needed. Given that you are young, i'd consider surgery sooner than later as we are just learning some of the long term issues with chronic anti acid medication. One example is increased osteoporosis due to decreased calcium absorption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.
No straining: Straining is the chief cause of hemorrhoids and their symptoms. So stop. You can use local therapy with 2.5% Hydrocortisone cream or suppositories. Be sure to see a doctor to verify the diagnosis because fissures are usually the cause of painful bleeding. Sitz bath in very warm water may also help. Only 10% of people who think they have hemorrhoids actually have them. ...Read more
What can cause chronic persistant nausea? Hida scan negative, no h pylori, GERD treatment provided no relief.
Really constant?: Nausea 24/7 means you experience symptoms at night & are missing sleep--a scenario that raises considerable concern. Daytime nausea can reflect a central (brain-related) problem, infection, GI motility delay, gallbladder/pancreas issue, atypical migraine, partial obstruction of gut, stress, nonGI inflammation, more. Accompanying alarm signs: bleeding, weight loss, refractory vomiting. Get checked. ...Read more
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