Gallstones are hardened deposits in your gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just below the liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid known as bile which is released into your small intestine.
Gallstones can lead you to excessive pain and can even block the movement of bile from your gallbladder. They can be in any form it can also range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball.
Some people develop just one gallstone, while some may have many gallstones at the same time. Dr. Arun Bhardwaj is one of the best surgeons of Delhi/NCR and has a record of 100% successful laparoscopic surgery for the gallbladder.
Factors responsible for gallstones
Several factors can make people more susceptible to developing gall stone including their diet, age, gender, body composition, and genetics. But according to some doctors cholesterol plays a primary role in their formation.
Gallstones are most common in women, people over the age of 40, and those suffering from obesity.
- Dull or sharp pain on the right side and/or upper-middle abdomen.
- Referred pain at the top of the right shoulder blade
- Referred pain between the shoulder blades
- Digestive disorders/ indigestion
- Clay-colored stool
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain with a breath
These symptoms generally occur after a meal or at night. Some may even have asymptomatic gallstones.
Dr. Arun Bhardwaj is a highly skilled advanced surgeon that performs laparoscopic surgery for the gallbladder. With us, you are assured about a successful and safe surgery.