Gallstones

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Gallstones are stones that build up in your urine so you will struggle to go to the toilet they can cause severe abdominal pains these lasts 1 to 5 hours in total you can take paracetamol with gallbladder stones but it will still hurt after an hour.

This women is suffering from gallstones she needs to go to A@E for this so she can get a scan because gallstones need to be removed surgery or to be broken down and then they should pass. What kind of surgery is needed to remove gallstones?

Keyhole surgery to remove the gallbladder. If surgery is recommended, you’ll usually have keyhole surgery to remove your gallbladder. This is known as a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. During a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, 3 or 4 small cuts are made in your abdomen.

Gallstones if not treated can lead to death and certain complications and be very dangerous.

Occasionally, gallstones can cause more serious problems if they obstruct the flow of bile for longer periods or move into other organs, such as the pancreas or small bowel.

If this happens, you may develop:

  • a high temperature of 38C or above
  • more persistent pain
  • a rapid heartbeat
  • yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • itchy skin
  • diarrhoea
  • chills or shivering attacks
  • confusion
  • loss of appetite