Management Of Gallstones And Bile Duct Infections Other Than Surgery?
hello, doc, I feel pain in the stomach, the pain is excruciating until an ultrasound is done, the result is that my bile is inflamed, and there is a stone measuring 1.7 cm, besides that there is a gallbladder infection too, so I have to do surgery. My question is is there any other treatment other than surgery, what kind of surgery was done if it was done? Was it gallstones, or gallbladder? thank you
Hi Mr Yanto,
Inflamed gallbladder (cholecystitis) and there are stones in it (cholelithiasis) can cause severe upper or right upper abdominal pain that comes and goes (colic pain) which can be caused by risk factors such as: the habit of eating fatty foods, eating a lot immediately after fasting, habitual eating habits. eating a lot at night, alcohol consumption habits, bacterial infections, obesity, high cholesterol, lack of exercise. The examination can indeed be known by ultrasound or MRI, blood hematology can also be done to determine the severity of infection through leukocytes, liver function tests with SGOT SGPT, bilirubin data, examination of enzymes such as ALT, AST, phosphatase, amylase. Treatment other than antibiotics and pain medication, it is necessary to remove gallstones so that the source of infection can be relieved. There are several surgical techniques considered based on the severity of the disease and the number of stones, if there are not many stones and the infection is not severe then surgery is only done to remove stones, such as the ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) technique, which removes gallstones by dilating the bile duct and then removing the stone through the intestine. /feces. Other surgeries such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy with small incisions to insert a tool, the recovery process is quite fast compared to conventional open incision surgery. drug consumption can be done but it is quite long and ineffective for acute inflammatory infectious conditions as it is now. click on gallstone treatment options
don't worry, the decision is yours, the doctor can only suggest and direct treatment options that are medically researched to give good results in your situation. Get well soon :)