Those who have been through this storm of gallbladder stones pain, they know what I am talking about. A few mm’s stone in your gallbladder can make you cry like an infant; a near death experience, I must say.
I have been through this acute endless pain and had spent many restless nights. The gallbladder (cholecystitis or “gall” popular) is a tiny organ in the shape of a pear, which is found in liver. Bile is produced by the liver secretion, which helps to digest fats. Gallstones or gallbladder stones are composed of cholesterol and other constituents that are found in bile. In size, may vary in size from a few millimeters to centimeters.
What Are Gallstones And Who Get Gallbladder Stones Or Gallstones?
Gallstones represent the presence of calculi (stones) within the gallbladder (gallbladder) and bile ducts (tubes that carry bile from anatomical liver to the intestine). In general, women, overweight people who have a family history of stones, who have high levels of cholesterol or triglycerides, women undergoing estrogen therapy in postmenopausal pregnant, they are more prone to this disease. The primary cause of this medical condition is a disordered diet that is high in fat, high in calorie, constipation, sedentary lifestyle, and overwork.
What Are The Main Symptoms?
Pain is the main symptom and occurs in epigastric region (stomach) and right upper quadrant (right subcostal) and can irradiate back and right shoulder. The pain may appear suddenly and in most cases, it never calms down even if the patient attempts to get a comfortable position. This pain may have a variable length from tens of minutes to hours or days. Intermittent pain may be manifested as some periodic crises (biliary colic) or continue, did not calm down easily in case of complications. There are some easily notable symptoms like nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, jaundice, dark urine (dark), and stools-signs. Should you have any similar symptoms, you should better book an appointment for an ultrasound.
What Is The Treatment?
During flares, pain can be administered by antispasmodic, analgesic, antiemetic (prevents vomiting), but any of these will not make ‘stones’ disappear. Therefore, surgical treatment is a must and depending on the seriousness, the surgeon can advise you either a laparoscopic operation or an open surgery. I would like to suggest you, in case you notice any of the above said symptom, please do not delay your treatment because it will only increase complications. The main purpose of this surgery is the removal of the gallbladder (bile), so the tank in that form calculi (stones). This surgery can be done in two ways: laparoscopic and open about.
Which One To Choose – Laparoscopic or Open Surgery?
Many people are confused between Laparoscopy and open surgery. Actually, it depends on your medical condition. Laparoscopic surgery has numerous advantages. No larger cuts/incision are made under this surgery and thus, recovery from laparoscopy is much faster (basically you can go home the next day). Whereas, open surgery means first right subcostal incision or median of 12-15 cm and is reserved for cases that cannot be really solved laparoscopically. Though this gallbladder surgery removes the same, but because of incisions, recovery is more difficult and patient complaint about postoperative pain.
What Happens Before And After Surgery?
For admission, you will need a referral from your family doctor. Basically, you will be hospitalized for surgery in the morning, you take a shower with an antiseptic solution and your doctor will give you an idea of what is going to happen. After surgery you will be given pain medication, you will be mobilized and gradually fed. It is possible to have a drainage tube and that will be removed before discharge. Given that in most cases of laparoscopic surgery, you will be will be discharged the next day. You will be asked to follow a diet and the stitches are removed 8-10 days after surgery.