Hi I was wondering if you could help me. I have two large gallstones. dont know the exact size. I experienced my first attack two years ago and was diagnosed with gallstones a year ago. Since then the attacks were not frequent but recently they are more frequent. I am now worried that the gall bladder might rupture? as i had some inflamation last week with an attack.
My surgery is due in the next 5weeks but I feel its too long. I dont have any temperature or attacks at the moment but I am feeling like a grinding pain in my right hand side/stomach. I am not eating much ,loosing weight and feel sick most of the time.
It feels like the gallbladder is just going to explode with this grinding. I am very afraid and its effecting my mental health now as well. I did not suffer with pancretitis or anything but I think i would prefer that then them ruptering?
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on e health forum.
Some points for Conservative management to avoid symptoms due to gall bladder issues include:
1) Avoiding mental stress and overstrain
2) Avoid eating special food and deep-fried, and fat free food.
3. Be on a gall stone specific diet. (Described below)
4) Lifestyle and Dietary habit changes: Paying attention to regular meals on time; Avoid excessive food and/or drink at one meal. By eating right, one can avoid formation of gallstones and also flush out the existing ones.
Important aspects of a Gallstone diet that you might consider following:
1. First and foremost drink plenty of water.
2. A diet rich in water soluble fibers (found in fruits and vegetables).
The inclusion of at least 3-4 servings of vegetables a day and two to four servings of fruit each day is a must in a gallstone diet. Include fruits like - Dried fruits (dates, apricots, prunes, raisins); raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and oranges. Include more of vegetables like beans, corn, and broccoli.
3. Include a lot of whole grain bread, corn bran, cereals, buns, muffins, bran flakes, whole wheat cereals, whole grain pasta, and brown rice in your daily diet.
Whole grains - help to flush out gallstones; also enhance the digestive system. \
4. To avoid risk of developing more gallstones, make sure you stay away from red meat, fried and fatty food items, onions, alcohol, and eggs. Staying away from heavy proteins like cheese, butter, and whole milk is also a good idea.
These steps will help to reduce the severity of your symptoms.
In case you think, that your GB is about to explode, your doctor can do a ultrasound, which can detect the chances of rupture, and if needed can do an emergency surgery.
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