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Everything about Cholelithiasis you should know!

About


Chol- bile, lith- stone, iasis- process.
Cholelithiasis is a condition in which there is a formation of Gallstones in the gallbladder. There could be a single or multiple stone formation in the gallbladder.
If there is a formation of calculus in bile duct it is called as choledocholithiasis.


 


About 12% of the population has gallstone buy only a minority of them cause problem and about 80% of them doesn't show any symptoms and needs nothing to be done. (1)



Requires a medical diagnosis and has to be examined



Lab tests or imaging often required like X-Ray, Ultrasound of abdomen, CT scan, MRCP, ERCP etc.



Can happen to both men and women



Usually chronic in nature.



Cholelithiasis is a common condition seen which is usually asymptomatic in major people, but if it causes pain, nausea and vomiting, may require surgical intervention. Gallstones which are asymptomatic are called as 'silent stones’ and may not show any symptoms.


Ages affected -
It is usually seen in adults and middle-aged to geriatric people.


Symptoms:


Self-diagnosis:
It is usually not Self-diagnosable and requires proper examination and investigations.


People may experience:
Above Symptoms in severity in case of multiple or a big Gallstones


Treatment


Self Care:
It includes proper care and healthy diet after surgical treatment.


Medications:
It is usually not helpful but Ursodeoxycholic acid is prescribed but has to be taken for months or years continuously. Any medication must be taken under doctor’s supervision only.


Surgical procedures like cholecystectomy are required or choletripsy.
Which is performed by two methods
Open Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.



Specialists:
For other kinds, consult a physician or a gynecologist. At, mfine we will help you with different areas of health issues, come on board for a holistic treatment program.

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