Gallstones are formed from bile cholesterol and bilirubin in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small saclike organ in the upper right part of the abdomen, just below the on the right side. It forms part of the biliary system, which includes the liver and the pancreas. The gall bladder stores bile and digestive enzymes. Generally they don’t cause issues, however if there are many stone in gallbladder or they become large in size. Gallstones can cause the blockage of the bile duct which can cause inflammation and ultimately severe pain, infection, and organ damage due to gall bladder stones.
There are two types of gallstones:
These stones in the gall bladder can be either
What causes Gallstones?
What are symptoms of gallstones?
Most people with gallstones have no symptoms.
The most common symptom is pain in the right upper part of the abdomen. The pain usually starts within 30 minutes after a fatty or greasy meal. The pain is usually severe, dull, and constant, it the pain can radiate to the right shoulder or back. Pain generally occurs at night and can cause a lot of discomfort. Other common symptoms of gallstones include the following nausea and vomiting, fever, indigestion, belching, bloating and jaundice.
Ultrasound is the best test to examine the gallbladder for stones. An alternative to ultrasound is an oral cholecystogram can be advised. Both ultrasound and OCG can detect gallstones in the gallbladder about 95% of the time.
An X-ray is taken of the gallbladder after the patient swallows pills containing a safe, temporary dye. The dye helps the gallbladder and gallstones show up better on the X-ray.
Other tests include:
Treatment of Gallstones:
Gall bladder stone removal:
Occasionally, ERCP is done just before or during gall bladder surgery to locate any gallstones that have left the gallbladder and are located elsewhere in the biliary system. These can be removed at the same time as gallbladder stones surgery, eliminating the risk that they might cause a complication in the future
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