The Size Of The Gallstones Again Enlarges?
hello i want to ask the first time on ultrasound my mother was declared to have a 8mm gallstone. after a few months of treatment the hospital referred to another hospital for an ultrasound. the results of the ultrasound at the hospital reduced gallstones to 6mm. This morning my mother was on ultrasound again, but at the hospital the first time my mother went for treatment, how come the size returned to 8mm? even though my mother always takes care of her food.
Hello Sinta Paramitha,
Gallstones are stones found in the gallbladder (cholelithiasis). Gallstones are divided into two based on its constituent components namely cholesterol stones and pigment stones (from bilirubin). Gallstones usually only cause complaints when they cause blockages. Symptoms experienced by people with gallstones include:
Abdominal pain in the right upper part of the stomach can spread to the back. Pain often appears after eating. Pain persists despite vomiting, has taken drugs to treat stomach acid, nausea, stomach feeling bloated or bloated. Risk factors for gallstones are obesity, female sex , age> 40 years, fasting, weight loss is too drastic. The diagnosis of gallstones is made apart from clinical symptoms, also through ultrasound examination and CT-scan. Ultrasonography is very subjective depending on the operator who checks.
The definitive treatment for gallstones is through surgical procedures. Giving medicines can only be for certain cases that is if the stone size <1 cm and gallbladder function is still good. The medicine given aims to dissolve the stone. The drug is only useful for types of cholesterol stones, treatment> 6 months, has a success rate of <50%. Usually after cessation of treatment about 5-10 years later new gallstones can be formed. Reducing caffeine (coffee) intake and regular exercise can reduce the risk of developing gallstones and reduce the need to undergo gallstone surgery procedures.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.