Delhi Woman’s 1,500 Gallstones: Surgery Success

Delhi Woman's 1,500 Gallstones Surgery Success

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In New Delhi, doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital removed 1,500 stones from the gallbladder of a 32-year-old woman. The woman, who works in IT, often ate junk and fatty foods, which made her feel bloated and heavy. She used over-the-counter antacids for months to ease her discomfort.

She also had recurring pain in her upper right abdomen, which sometimes spread to her back and shoulder, along with nausea and vomiting. Her family doctor suggested an ultrasound, which revealed the stones in her gallbladder.

Doctors performed keyhole surgery to remove her gallbladder (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy). They made small holes in her abdomen and took out the gallbladder containing more than 1,500 stones. The surgery was led by Dr. Manish K Gupta, who noted that the patient recovered quickly, eating normally and moving around independently the day after surgery.

Dr. Manish mentioned that changes in lifestyle, long gaps between meals, and prolonged fasting can cause bile to form stones in the gallbladder. These stones, if small, can move to the Common Bile Duct and cause jaundice or pancreatitis. Larger stones left untreated for a long time can even increase the risk of gallbladder cancer due to chronic irritation.

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