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GALL BLADDER STONES

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GALL BLADDER

It is a small pouch that sits just under the liver. It stores bile produced by the liver

GALL BLADDER STONES

Gall stones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gall bladder. It range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball

SYMPTOMS

  • Abdominal pain so intense that you cant sit still or find a comfortable position
  • Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes
  • High fever with chills

CAUSES

  • If there is too much cholesterol in your bile
  • If bilirubin content is high in bile
  • If gall bladder doesn’t empty  correctly

TYPES OF GALL STONES

  • Common type- Cholesterol gall stones
  • Pigment gall stones –  dark brown or black stones form when your bile contains too much bilirubin

RISK FACTORS

  • Females
  • Age 40 or older
  • Over weight or obese
  • Pregnant
  • Sedentary
  • High fat diet
  • Family history
  • Diabetes
  • Sickle cell anemia or leukemia

COMPLICATIONS

  • Inflammation of the gall bladder
  • Blockage of common bile duct
  • Gall bladder cancer

DIAGNOSIS

  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • CT
  • Blood test

TREATMENT

Most people with gall stones that doesn’t  cause symptoms will never need treatment . Treatment is decided depending upon the symptoms and diagnostic testing

Treatment options include:

  • Medications to dissolve gall stones
  • Surgery to remove the gall bladder -Cholecystectomy – It is recommended if gall stones frequently reoccur.  Once your gall bladder is removed bile flows directly from liver into small intestine , rather than being stored in your gall bladder

 

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