Pain From Gallstones, Why Does The Stomach Become Swollen?

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, my mother had gallstone pain (the doctor said at the hospital when checking), and was advised for surgery, is surgery really the best way?

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Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. Gallstones are small rocks formed in the gallbladder with the basic ingredients of cholesterol. The causes of gallstones are different in each person, in some cases, it is not even known at all why gallstones are formed in a person. But among the factors that increase the risk of gallstones are:

Female sex above 40 years old Excessive body weight or obesity Having family members with similar complaints Being pregnant or being able to become pregnant Having digestive disorders Often eating fatty foods Lack of fiber in the diet Experiencing drastic weight loss Suffering from crescent anemia

Regarding your question, not all gallstones need to be operated on. There are sufferers of gallstones who do not need any treatment, but this is only if the gallstones do not cause symptoms, or even if they cause symptoms, the symptoms are mild. In patients with mild symptoms, treatment is usually in the form of oral medication plus lifestyle improvements such as gradual weight loss and avoiding fatty foods. However, if you have experienced severe symptoms, are very annoying and cannot be treated by drugs, then surgery might be the only way.

As for the abdominal swelling, bloating and feeling there is a move in the stomach, this may not be related to the symptoms of gallstones they experience because these symptoms are not commonly found in people with gallstones. Symptoms that are often found in patients with gallstones are recurring abdominal pain, high fever, jaundice, rapid heartbeat, itching of the skin, diarrhea, confusion, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and pain in the shoulder.

Our advice, you should obey the doctor's advice to check your mother, or if you are still in doubt, check with an internist or surgeon at another hospital. It's your mother's right to get a second opinion. But if the opinion of the second doctor is the same, that is indeed what your mother must live. In addition, acupuncture actually has now become a treatment that is recognized by the medical world, is no longer an entirely alternative treatment. So it would be better if your mother decides to do acupuncture treatment, do it in a place where the therapist is a doctor or supervised by a doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.

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