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Gall Stones - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Gall Stones

Marham enlists the best doctors for gallstone treatment in Pakistan. Book an appointment or online consultation with a gallbladder specialist for the management of gallstones. Consult the most experienced gallstone doctor for treatment based on their qualifications, patient reviews, location, and fees.

What are Gallstones?

Gallstones are hardened depositions of bile material. They are not diagnosed until they block the bile duct and cause severe pain. Gallstones can be small in size similar to grain or can be bigger. They can be yellow-green or slightly darker in color. Gallstones are removed on their own from the body and larger one requires laparoscopic surgery.

What are the causes of Gallstones?

Gallstones or cholelithiasis is caused by;

  •  Excess cholesterol deposition in the blood

  • Excess bilirubin production due to liver damage

How Gallstones are diagnosed?

Gallstones are diagnosed using blood and Imaging tests. The imaging tests involve CT scans, ultrasounds, and MRCP scans.

What are the symptoms of Gallstones?

Gallstones are asymptomatic until they block the bile ducts. The symptoms then are;

  • Abdominal pain often on the right side and frequent vomiting

  • Yellowing of skin

What is Gallstone treatment?

Gallstones are treated by a number of therapeutic approaches including;

  • Medication to dissolve small gallstones

  • Non-invasive Surgery to remove gall bladder with large stones including laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery

  • Open Surgery to treat more complex conditions

Consult the best doctor for gallstone treatment in Pakistan now to avoid any complications. You can also book a video consultation through Marham to discuss your symptoms with the most experienced gallbladder doctor in Pakistan.

Symptoms of Gall Stones

The majority of gallstones create no symptoms at all. They are known as silent stones. However, in some cases, gallstones can produce a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Pain in Upper mid-abdominal or upper-right-abdominal
  • Right shoulder discomfort
  • Chest ache
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Continuous pain
  • Jaundice

Causes of Gall Stones


Some of the common causes of gallstones can include the following:

  • High Cholesterol
  • High bilirubin production from the liver
  • Concentration of bile
  • Liver or blood disease


The treatment options for gallstones include:

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
  • Medications to dissolve stones

Preventive Measures of Gall Stones

You cannot always prevent gallstones. You can, however, reduce your risk factors by maintaining a healthy lifestyle:

  • Avoid foods that are high in fat, and salt, e.g., processed foods
  • Have a healthy lifestyle and go for daily walks
  • Add more fresh foods like fruits to your diet

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