Gall Stones

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  • Gall Stones
    • Symptoms caused by complications
      • Temp of 38C or above
      • Rapid heart beat
      • Jaundice
      • Ichy skin
      • Diarrhoea
      • Chills
      • Confusion
      • Loss of appitite
    • Causes
      • Imbalance of chemical make-up of bile
      • High cholesterol levels
      • High levels of Bilirubin
      • Risk factors
        • Over 40
        • Women who have had children
        • Overweight and obese people
        • Cirrohsis
        • Digestive disorders
        • Family history
        • Recently lost weight
        • Ceftriaxone
    • Diagnosis
      • Murphy's sign test
        • During the Murphy's sign test, you breathe in and your GP gently taps your abdomen near the location of your gallbladder. If the tapping causes pain, it usually indicates that your gallbladder is inflamed.
      • Ultrasound
      • CT
      • MRI
      • Cholangiography
    • Treatment
      • No symptoms - active monitoring
      • Keyhole/ open surgery to remove the gall bladder
      • Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) to remove gallstones from bile duct
      • Medication to dissolve gallstones
      • Pain medication
    • Effects
      • Embarrasment
      • Isolation
      • Panic
      • Distressed by symptoms
      • Relief it isn't something worse
      • Avoiding going out
      • Fear of complications
    • Main Symptom
      • Pain

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