Solutions For Treating Gallstones In Diabetics?
Hello doctor r nI want to ask r nMy mother has been suffering from diabetes for more than ten years, and her condition is getting worse. R nTwo years ago, my mother complained of pain, stinging, feeling hot, and an irritating stomach. After seeing the doctor, it turned out that my mother had gallstones. R nThe doctor suggested surgery, but my mother did not want to do it, until now the pain in my stomach is getting worse. Even drinking water hurts. R nWhat should we do? I beg your help
Hi Syifajihann, Thank you for the question.
Gallstones are formed from cholesterol found in the gallbladder. If these stones block the bile ducts, this condition can cause complaints of severe stomach pain. A person has a higher risk of developing gallstones if they are female, are over 40 years old, are overweight, and have given birth. In general, doctors will recommend treatment for this condition if it already causes symptoms. Treatment that can be recommended by doctors is in the form of drugs or surgery to remove the gall bladder. Humans can survive without the gall bladder. We recommend that you please advise your mother to consult a doctor again for further treatment because complaints of this pain are still ongoing. If not treated immediately, these complaints can lead to complications such as gall bladder inflammation, infection, jaundice, and acute pancreatitis. Please immediately advise your mother to consult a doctor and discuss with the doctor about further treatment. Talk to your doctor about complications that can occur and make sure your mother understands these complications. Further treatment should be done immediately to avoid this complication. For temporary relief of stomach pain, please advise your mother to take paracetamol.
Hope this information is helpful.