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What is Gall Bladder stone?

Gallbladder pain is a term used to explain any pain due to diseases related to the gallbladder.
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ, positioned under your liver in the upper-right section of
your abdomen. The gallbladder key function is to store bile, which helps the body break down and digest fats that you eat. The most common gallbladder problem is gallstones, i.e., tiny
stones that form from hardened bile and cholesterol.

Symptoms:

  • Gall bladders of Gall bladder pain may differ and may be triggered by eating certain foods.
  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the upper right side of your abdomen
  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain at the center of your abdomen, just beneath your
    breastbone
  • Back pain between the shoulder blades
  • Aching in your right shoulder
  • Nausea or vomiting

Causes

  • The bile contains too much cholesterol. Normally, your bile contains adequate chemicals
    to dissolve the cholesterol excreted by your liver. If the liver excretes more cholesterol
    than your bile can dissolve, the extra cholesterol may form into crystals and eventually
    into stones.
  • The bile contains too much bilirubin. Bilirubin is a chemical that's produced when your
    body breaks down red blood cells. Some conditions cause your liver to make excess bilirubin, including liver cirrhosis, biliary tract infections and certain blood disorders which
    contribute to gallstone formation.
  • The gallbladder does not empty correctly. If your gallbladder does not empty completely or often enough, bile may become very concentrated, contributing to the formation of
    gallstones.

Treatment option

Lifestyle changes

  • Being overweight and having diabetes increases the chances of gallstones. Losing weight
    and getting good control over diabetes may help lower your risk.
  • Rapid weight loss can also trigger gallstone formation. Increasing physical activity also
    appears to reduce gallstone formation.

Medical treatment

The first incident of gallbladder inflammation is often treated with pain medications. Because
the pain is often severe, prescription medications are needed. Consult with a trusted doctor to
discuss the best treatment for you.

Surgery

Surgery will be recommended to remove the gallbladder if one has experienced multiple episodes of inflammation. Gallbladder surgery is known to be the most effective method for treating active gallbladder disease. The surgery can be done either by opening your abdomen with an incision, or laparoscopically as recommended by your doctor. At Adiva hospital, we use state of the art technology backed by an experienced team.