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The gallstones reveal themselves with sudden pain!

The gallstones reveal themselves with sudden pain!

Gallstones can cause no symptoms for a long time… And they can come out of the blue with severe pains… Gallstones can cause serious health problems. Gallbladder stones, which have an important role in the digestive system, can lead to blockages and inflammation in the bile ducts.

What is gallbladder?

The gallbladder, which is secreted by the liver and where bile is stored and concentrated to help digest food, is located in the form of a pouch on the lower face of the liver. While the gallbladder concentrates the bile, in some cases precipitates (cholesterol crystals, pigment deposits, etc.) in the bile begin to form and can grow and cause gallstones.

If you have stones in your gallbladder, watch out for these foods!

There are many factors that lead to the formation of gallstones. The most important of these factors, bile density increase, some blood diseases, bile duct blockages, some substances in the blood is excess. The risk of stone formation increases as age progresses, weight increases and cholesterol levels rise. Especially in women (overweight, white-skinned, blonde and multi-Natal) the risk is rising. Family story is also an important factor. Contrary to popular belief, food and beverages do not have a direct effect on the formation of gallstones. But if you have stones in your gallbladder, some foods (especially eggs, fatty foods, shell pulses, alcohol) increase the chances of gallstones causing pain.

Fatty foods trigger attacks

Those with gallstones are affected by digestion. Some complaints occur especially in fatty food intake. These complaints, abdominal bloating, abdominal pain, belching, gas, indigestion occurs in the form of. Gallstones can often lead to sudden symptoms called gallbladder attacks. These attacks usually occur after consuming fatty meals and can catch you asleep at night. In a typical attack, the following is encountered: persistent and severe pain in the upper abdomen that occurs suddenly, sometimes for half an hour, sometimes for hours. Nausea or vomiting is accompanied by pain that spreads to the back, middle part, or under the right shoulder blade. People who have symptoms such as sweating, chills, fever, jaundice should see a doctor immediately.

Gallstones do not give symptoms

Some people who have stones in their gallbladder do not experience any symptoms. These people are ‘asymptomatic’ and their gallstones are called ‘silent gallstones’. These stones can remain silent for many years without any obvious complaints, or they can cause serious health problems at unexpected times. Gallstones are the easiest to diagnose today with ultrasonography.

Gallbladders may develop inflammation 

Gallstones can stop the normal flow of bile by blocking any of the channels that carry bile into the small intestine. Bile, which cannot accumulate and flow through these channels, can cause inflammation in the gallbladder, ducts or rarely in the liver. If any of the ducts remain blocked for a long time, severe and sometimes fatal damage can occur, affecting the gallbladder, liver and pancreas. For this reason, it is necessary not to waste time to refer to the doctor at the time the complaints start.

How is gallbladder surgery performed?

In the surgical treatment of gallstones, the surgical removal of the gallbladder, i.e. ‘cholecystectomy’ is applied. If you have a kidney stone, you may need to take it to the doctor to see if you have any of the following: In open cholecystectomy, the gallbladder is removed by entering the abdominal cavity with a surgical incision to the abdominal wall under general anesthesia. In closed cholecystectomy or laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the procedure does not require making a large incision in the abdominal wall. All the surgery is performed by laparoscopic method, i.e. 3 or 5 tiny holes inserted into the abdomen with the help of instruments and a camera. Although this procedure is performed with general anesthesia, the recovery and discharge of the person is much faster because there is no large incision in the abdominal wall. Gallbladder removal can quickly return to everyday life.



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