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Removal Of Gall Bladder Stone

Dr. Abhishek 90% (786 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Bhopal
Removal Of Gall Bladder Stone

The surefire remedy for the removal of the gallstones of the gall of pita is to take 4 glasses of apple juice (not a box) and eat 4 or 5 apples daily for 5 days daily and do not take dinner on six days. On this six day evening, a teaspoon rock salt is a glass of hot water. Take it once in the evening at 8 a. M. Once you take a spoon rock salt with a glass of water at 10 o'clock in the morning, half cup olive oil or sesame oil mixed with half cup of fresh nemo juice and mix it well in the morning.

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction - How It Can Be Treated?

Dr. Waheed Zaman 88% (258 ratings)
MCh Urology, DNB Urology, MS-General Surgery, MBBS, Diploma In Laproscopy & Urology, Basic & Advance Robotic Urology Training
Urologist, Delhi
Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction - How It Can Be Treated?

The urinary system is the second most disease prone area in the human anatomy, after the cardiovascular system of our body. Gallbladder stones, urination problems, kidney failure and many more add to the list of such diseases. The Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction (UPJO) is another addition to the list of troubles people might face concerning their urinary tract. According to two research papers posted in the Central European Journal of Urology, UPJO and its remedies have been of common interest to medical researchers, recently. Let’s delve into further details of this disease.

The urinary system
The kidney extracts the fluid from the blood, which is then converted into urine with the help of renal parenchyma. It is a compound found in the kidney itself. Once the urine is produced by the kidney, it is transported to renal pelvis, which is the first part of the urine collection system. The renal pelvis is attached to the kidney itself. The urine finally passes through the ureter to the bladder, which excretes the urine, once it is full, through the urethra.

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction  UPJO
It is in the renal pelvis where the UPJO occurs. UPJO is the term commonly used to denote any blockage arising in the path of the urine from the renal pelvis to the ureter. The reason behind this blockage could be undetermined but in most of the cases one of the two happens:

  • A blood vessel might pressure a blockage, going above the ureter
  • There might be a non-functioning segment in the ureter, which is also termed as ‘congenital narrowing of the ureter’.

Symptoms of UPJO
UPJO can be very difficult to identify before any test because its symptoms are very similar to symptoms of gallbladder stone, urination difficulties, etc. Few of the symptoms, according to the patients undergoing treatment for UPJO, are as follows:
• Sudden pain in the upper abdomen portion of the body
Infection in the renal pelvis (which can only be identified after tests)
• Crystalline formations near the ureter (stones),
• Haematuria (blood mixed with the urine)

Recommended tests
It is quite astonishing how, in a few cases, UPJO may not cause any symptoms and hence pass undetected. But the commonly recommended tests for those undergoing such pain are:
• CT scan
Ultrasound
• MRI

In the imaging output from these scans, the dilation in the renal pelvis can be caught. Other than these tests, several other tests are recommended to evaluate UPJO. For example, a renal sonogram may show a dilated renal pelvis, commonly known as hydronephrosis or pelvicaliectasis.

Treatment of UPJO
Transperitoneal laparoscopic pyeloplasty is currently the most popular treatment for UPJO. According to a research, 62 laparoscopic pyeloplasties were carried out. The average age of the patients consulting a specialist was 40 years, out of which 52% were female. The most common reason for consultation was urethral pain with or without infections, and 94% of patients had a total or partial obstructive pattern. The main reason behind the patients’ urge to treat UPJO with pyeloplasty was that it has the advantages of a minimally invasive surgery.

Conclusion
Even a minute pain in the abdomen can be infectious.Hence, it is recommended to undergo the medical tests that have been mentioned and treat UPJO with pyeloplasty before perilous complications arise.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Bladder Pain - Common Causes That Can Lead To It!

Dr. Deepak Garg 86% (10 ratings)
M.Ch - Urology, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship In Uro Oncology
Urologist, Dehradun
Bladder Pain - Common Causes That Can Lead To It!

Bladder is an organ of the lower abdomen which stores urine. Though it is a problem common to both men and women, women are two times more prone to be affected than men. 

The following are some of the causes that give rise to bladder pain.

  1. Bacterial infection or urinary tract infection is one of the common causes of bladder pain. Women are more likely to encounter uninary tract infection. It occurs if bacteria sneak in through the urethra leading to develop an infection in the urinary tract, which in turn affects the urinary bladder.
  2. Sometimes bladder stones can also give rise to bladder pain.
  3. Painful Bladder Syndrome is yet another cause, wherein your bladder holds pee after your kidneys have filtered it but before you pee it out. This condition causes pain and pressure below your belly button, causing pain in the bladder.
  4. Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area below your bellybutton and between your hips that lasts six months or longer. There are multiple causes for such pain.
  5. Bladder cancer is another possible cause of bladder pain. If uncontrolled cancer cells are formed in the bladder, then it gives rise to bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers and generates unbearable pain in the bladder.
  6. Interstitial cystitis is another condition which gives rise to severe bladder pain. This condition is more commonly seen in women. The bladder becomes inflamed and irritated and the pain gets worse when the bladder is full or during menstruation. It is a chronic condition.
  7. Urethral stricture is another cause of bladder pain. Men are likely to be more affected by this condition. In this case, the urethra becomes inflamed and narrow creating difficulties to pass urine.
  8. Yeast infection also known as, Torulopsis is another cause of bladder pain.

Bladder pain can vary from being mild to severe. But, no matter what the degree of pain is, it requires serious medical attention.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Laproscopy Gall Bladder Surgery

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar 89% (79 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCH - Surgical Gastroenterology, Ex assistant professor
Gastroenterologist, Patna
Laproscopy Gall Bladder Surgery

Cystic vessels visible during dissection of gall bladder stone through laparoscopy.

How Homeopathy Helps Treat Gallbladder Stones?

Dr. Soumalya Golder 88% (259 ratings)
Dip. IACH (GREECE), BHMS, Att. Cert. of B.A.M.I (Kolkata), C.S.D (Mumbai), D.N.H.E, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (PGDC, 1st class, CU), P.G. Hom (LONDON), Att. Cert. of A.C.H (London)
Homeopath, Kolkata
How Homeopathy Helps Treat Gallbladder Stones?

Homeopathy can very well dissolve gall stones of small and medium sizes, and relieve the gall bladder and body permanently from the pain, suffering and complications coming from gall stones. One of the benefits of homeopathic treatment for gall stones is that your gall bladder does not need removal, and being an important organ for producing digestive enzymes, it is better to keep it in your body. The other benefit is that you get a side effect-free treatment, which is completely efficient and practical, and costs really low compared to other modes of treatments and surgeries.

But before one goes for a homeopathic treatment, a complete evaluation of the patient’s case history must be done so that the right medicine can be given as per the case, history, severity etc. Here is a quick look at the commonly used homeopathic medicines, which doctors, depending on your case history, may prescribe for your gall stone.

Homeopathic medicines used for treating gall stones

  1. Calcarea carbonica: If you have a family history of kidney and gall stones, are anxious and slow, overweight with high deposits of triglycerides and cholesterol, then you would be given this medicine.
  2. Chelidonium: If you get pain in any or both of the two patterns pain originating under your right shoulder blade and pain in the upper right abdomen, which spreads to the back, you will be prescribed this one.
  3. Lycopodium: This medicine is usually recommended in case you have a family history of stones in kidney and gall bladder, along with other complications like, chronic digestive disorders, high cholesterol, gastric problems, constipation, peptic ulcers, gas and bloating. The patient may usually get biliary colic pains late in the afternoon. He or she may also get irritated easily, and hate contradicting opinions.
  4. Natrum sulphuricum: The patient may have any or some of the problems like chronic diarrhea, gall stone pain, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, obesity and problem in joints. On top of that the patient may be too sensitive to changes in humidity and weather. In such a case, Natrum sulphuricum is given.
  5. Nux vomica: If a patient suffers from nausea, colic pains, spasmodic pains, heartburn and acidity, gas and bloating, and takes too much of rich and oily food and drinks, then this medicine is used to treat gall stones for him or her.

As you can see, there is a remedy for all types of patients. Hence in case of small to medium sized gall stones, you can always retain the gall bladder, avoid surgeries, and keep patience with systematic homeopathic treatment from an expert doctor. You will get positive results soon.

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Gall Bladder Stones and Benefits Of Its Surgery

Dr. Apoorv Goel 92% (1536 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery), FMAS (Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Gall Bladder Stones and Benefits Of Its Surgery

The gallbladder is a small organ found beneath the right side of the liver and it works by collecting and concentrating BILE, a digestive fluid produced by the liver. The bile helps in digesting fats in the small intestine.

Gallbladder problems are usually caused due to the presence of gallstones in the gall bladder. These are small and hard stones made up of cholesterol and bile salts. You are more prone to get gallstones if you are-

  • Female
  • Over 40
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a family history of gallstones

The gallbladder is not an essential organ, and its removal is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on patients today. This is a low risk surgery and can even be performed on pregnant women.
In short, the primary advantages of surgically removing the gallbladder over nonsurgical treatment are that it can rule out gallstones and prevent gallbladder cancer in the future. And the removal of this organ is not associated with any impairment of digestion in people.

Benefits of Gallstone surgery
There are no known means through which you can prevent gallstones. And once you get gallstones, you will suffer from:

  1. Sharp abdominal pain
  2. Vomiting
  3. Indigestion
  4. Fever

These symptoms present themselves as the gallstones block the flow of bile out of the gallbladder, causing it to swell. You may also become more prone to jaundice.

Disadvantages of non-surgical treatments-
Non-surgical treatments are available for gallstones, but these are temporary. They include dietary adjustments and reduction of fat intake.
These treatments have a low success rate and symptoms usually continue unless the gallbladder is removed. Hence, surgical removal of the gallbladder is the time-honoured and safest treatment of gallbladder disease.

Types of Gallstone surgery

  • Open procedures- Until the early 1990s, gallstone removal was done through open cholecystectomy, in which the gallbladder was removed through a wide incision in the abdomen.
  • Nowadays, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard procedure. In this, small incisions are made to remove the gall bladder.
  • This type of surgery is done in patients who have inflammation in the gallbladder, but they have no gallstones. It is also being done in those who have gallstones, but no symptoms.Laparoscopy has replaced open cholecystectomy as it offers some significant advantages: shhort down time- You can leave the hospital and resume normal life much earlier, compared to open surgery.
    • Smaller incisions and less postoperative pain and disability.
    • Fewer complications.
    • Less expensive in the long term.

However, a few experts believe that the open procedure has a number of advantages over laparoscopy, like:

  • Faster to perform.
  • Less of a risk for bile duct injury compared with laparoscopy.

But all said and done, open surgery has more overall complications than laparoscopy. Another point to note, is that bile-duct injury rates with laparoscopy are declining steeply.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Gall Bladder Stone And Its Complications!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar 89% (79 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCH - Surgical Gastroenterology, Ex assistant professor
Gastroenterologist, Patna
Gall Bladder Stone And Its Complications!

Although gall bladder stones are normal and easily removable, in a small percentage of people it can become serious with complicated implications. From severe blockage to moving into another part of the digestive system, gall bladder stones can wreak havoc. Here is a brief overview of some of the complicated cases that can arise out of gall bladder stones:

  1. Acute cholecystitis: For few people, gall bladder can lead to complete blockage of the bile duct. This leads to accumulation of bile inside the gall bladder resulting in inflammation and infection of the gall bladder. The medical term for this condition is known as acute cholecystitis. Some typical symptoms of this condition include sharp pain the upper abdomen that can travel to shoulder as well. This can be followed by high temperature and rapid heart bit. Studies have shown that one amongst seven people suffering from this condition also tend to suffer from Jaundice.
  2. Jaundice: Jaundice occurs due to the complete blockage of the bile duct and accumulation of bile in the gall bladder. Some typical symptoms of jaundice include pale stools, yellowish skin, and eyes, brown urine and itching. Most times, the stone gets away from the bile duct automatically. If, however, it doesn’t happen, it must be removed surgically.
  3. Acute cholangitis: When the bile duct gets blocked, it is subjected to bacterial infection. The medical term for this condition is known as acute cholangitis. Some of the symptoms of this condition include pain in the upper abdomen, chills, itchy skin, high temperature, and jaundice. This is followed by a general feeling of un-wellness most of the time.
  4. Acute pancreatitis: This is a condition that develops when the gall stone jumps from the gall bladder and obstructs the opening of the pancreas resulting in inflammation of the pancreas. Some of the common symptoms of this condition include a dull pain in the center of the stomach. The pain might become dull and constant. Some other symptoms of this condition include diarrhea, feeling sick, abdomen tenderness, loss of appetite etc.
  5. Gall bladder Cancer: This is another complication of gall stone. It is estimated that 3 out of 4 people suffering from gall cancer has a complication of gall stone. In this condition, the gall bladder is removed as a precaution for the cancer-spread. Some of the common symptoms of this condition include high temperature, jaundice, and abdominal pain.
  6. Gallstone ileus: This is a rare condition that occurs when the bowel gets obstructed by the gallstone. The latter can do that because of the opening called fistula which helps the stone to float to the bowel and obstructs it for good. A surgical intervention is necessary to treat this condition.

Laproscopy cholecystectomy for cholecystitis ( acute / chronic )

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the gold standard in the treatment of symptomatic gallstones. The common opinion about treatment of acute cholecystitis is initially conservative treatment due to preventing complications of inflamation and following laparoscopic cholecystectomy after 6- 8 weeks. However with the increase of laparoscopic experience in recent years, early laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become more common.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Homeopathy For Gall Bladder Stone - A Sure And Safe Option!

Dr. Arpit Chopra 90% (504 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
Homeopathy For Gall Bladder Stone - A Sure And Safe Option!

Gall bladder stone is indeed a painful condition. It can start in the abdominal area and spread to the spot below the right shoulder and can be quite excruciating. But have you ever thought or known the fact that the disease can be treated with homeopathy? Yes, homeopathy can do wonders in case of gall bladders stone. The obvious solution given by most specialists is the removal of your gall bladder. But with homeopathy, there is no need for such drastic measures. Moreover, not only will you save yourself from the loss of an organ but also your cost will be reduced by many folds.

1. Chelidonium
Chelidonium is considered as one of the best remedies for gall bladder stones by many. This particular homeopathic medicine is most effective when there is a pain due to obstruction of the bile ducts due to the stones. Whenever you face a pain specifically under your right shoulder blade, then you should take Chelidonium. Many patients who experience gallbladder problems during the pregnancy months can also opt for Chelidonium as it is very effective.

2. Lycopodium
Everyone experience different symptoms for gallstones, and for those who face acidity and a bloated abdomen can use lycopodium for relief. These patients usually face a distension of abdomen even if they eat a very small amount of food. What happens is that the gas keeps rolling in the abdomen and does not pass out easily. There are even acidity problems arising due to starchy food. It is at these times that Lycopodium proves to be a messiah.

3. Calcarea Carbonica
This is the best homeopathy remedy for those who are suffering from gallstones and are obese. A lot of fat accumulates in the abdomen, and the patient can face problems of chronic constipation. Other symptoms include sensitivity to cold air and tremendous sweating on the head. The patient develops a particular dislike towards hot food. A patient may also experience sour vomiting due to the presence of gallstones. In such situations, Calcarea carbonica can really prove to be effective.

4. Nux Vomica
When patients face tremendous acidity problems due to stones in the gall bladder that is when Nux Vomica proves to be helpful. These patients will experience nausea, sour burps and a feeling of stomach becoming heavy after eating. Nuz Vomica reduces all these symptoms. Any patient with spasmodic pain can take Nux Vomica.

The pain that arises due to gall bladder stones will go away, and the stones will get dissolved with the help of homeopathy. Have a fair understanding regarding the medications available and consult a homeopathy specialist to avail the right treatment to get cured completely. It is important to follow the medications as prescribed to observe progress.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Gall Bladder Stones

Dr. Ashok Gupta 87% (5462 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
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I am Dr Ashok Gupta, practising since last 37 years as a general surgeon, laparoscopic surgeon and Gastroenderoscopist. Today, we are going to discuss about Gall Bladder Stone disease.

In my carrier of 37 years, I have operated the maximum number of cases of Galstone diseases. Gallstone disease is a very much prevalant in this part of the country. The reason of the Gallstones are many but the diet factor, the inactivity, obesity, diabetes or metabolic disease difference are there. The clinical features of this disease are;

  • Patient complaint for pain in the upper abdomen
  • Extention of the abdomen
  • Vomiting

And this leads to many complications with times.

The diagnosis of this disease is very siple which is the ultrasound. ULtrasound is the main stage in the treatment which helps in diagnosing this disease. If the gall bladder disease is complicated further, then few more investigations like CT Scan, MRI Scan are neded.

The treatment of this disease is very simple these days by the way of Minimal Access Surgery. Initially we used to give 5-7 inches horizontal incision in the adbomen which gives the very ugly scar later. Now there is a Minimal Access Surgery which is called Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy in which the small hole is made and the chip camera is intrioduced and the gall bladder is disacted very easily. 

The post surgery period is uneventful in most of the cases and the person can go home on the same day or on the next day. The complications are very few of this procedure.

If you want to contact me, I am Ashok Gupta at Tirupati Medical Centre in Malviya Nagar. You can also contact me through Lybrate.

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Prolapsed Bladder And Its Symptoms!

Dr. Hiralal Chaudhari 91% (72 ratings)
MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery ), DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Pune
Prolapsed Bladder And Its Symptoms!

A bladder is an organ that stores urine in the body. A prolapsed bladder occurs when the tissue present between the vagina and the bladder is stretched, resulting in a bulge in the bladder. This can result in complications such as leakage of urine and difficulty in passing the same. Based on the severity of the damage, it is classified into four categories -
 

  1. Mild: A small area of the bladder bulges in the vagina
  2. Moderate: The bladder bulges near the vaginal opening
  3. Severe: Protrusion of the bladder occurs through the vaginal opening
  4. Complete: The entire area of the bladder protrudes completely from the body via the opening of the vagina

The symptoms of a prolapsed bladder are: 

  1. Feeling of intense pressure around the pelvic area
  2. Infections related to the bladder
  3. Pain during sexual intercourse
  4. Tissues bulging out through the vaginal opening
  5. Pain in the lower back region

Prolapsed bladder is caused by:

  1. Childbirth: It can cause ligaments and pelvic muscles to weaken thus increasing their vulnerability to a prolapsed bladder
  2. The chances of this disorder increases when one is overweight
  3. Lifting heavy things
  4. Strain caused by bowel movements 
  5. In some cases, it may result from a chronic cough
  6. Menopause, as it limits production of estrogen which helps in maintaining healthy tissues in the vagina

It is advised to check with a medical professional if you experience these symptoms, as a prolapsed bladder can worsen with time if left untreated.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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