Doctors for Gallstones in Gopankoppa, Hubli-Dharwad
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Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid in your gall bladder. Gallbladder stores bile, fluids, fat and cholesterol. Gall stones range in size from a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Symptoms are:
• Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in upper abdomen
• Sudden and intensifying pain in center of abdomen
• Back pain between shoulder blades
• Pain in right shoulder
HOW IS GALLSTONES DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Gallstones is based on the symptoms. Imaging tests like CT scan or MRI create pictures of the gallbladder, which help in identifying stones. The bile duct is also checked for stones by injecting a dye through it. Blood tests are also ordered to eliminate other diseases
HOW IS GALLSTONES TREATED?
Surgery is not needed unless the symptoms begin to appear. People who have symptoms will need surgery right away or soon after the stone is found. A technique called laparoscopic cholecystectomy is most commonly used. This procedure uses small surgical cuts, which allow for faster recovery. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and a procedure called a sphincterotomy may be done to find or treat gallstones in the common bile duct.
DID YOU KNOW?
Gallstones are rarely threatening but in some cases they could be the early signs of cancer.