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Dr Martin Scurr answers readers' questions on gallstones  
Dr Martin Scurr answers a question from a man who recently realised he had a gallstone. The man says the gallstone isn't causing him any issues but wants to know if he should do anything about it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veteran with gallstones was dismissed as a cocaine addict
US Navy veteran Eric Walker, 47, was admitted to the emergency room at Dorn Veterans Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, with severe abdominal pains. He was dismissed an hour later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Biliary colic: Causes and treatment
Biliary colic can happen when a gallstone blocks a bile duct, causing intense stomach pain. It is also known as a gallstone attack or gallbladder attack. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Doctors remove 148 gallstones from a woman in India
Last week Huma Bai, who is believed to be between 40 and 50 years old, was admitted to Jeevan Jyoti Hospital in Madhya Pradesh, India, where doctors found a cluster of stones in her gallbladder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:The Mahreeb - Natural Treatment for Gallstones
[SudaNow] Ehsan Mohammed Ali, was a high school student in Rosiers town of Sudan's Blue Nile State. It was at the school day time that she began suffering from acute colic. When taken to hospital for medical checkup, and upon diagnosis, doctors discovered gallstones within and outside her urinary tracks. A surgical intervention was required, including a surgery or a lithotripsy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Timing Matters When Patients Need Gallstone and Weight Loss Surgeries Timing Matters When Patients Need Gallstone and Weight Loss Surgeries
Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Timing matters when patients need gallstone and weight-loss surgeries
(Reuters Health) - Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Timing of gallbladder and weight loss surgery may help prevent complications
(Wiley) There is a strong association between obesity and gallstones; however, there is no clear evidence regarding the optimal order of gastric bypass surgery and gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) when both procedures are clinically indicated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stomach pain for hours? Symptom could be caused by THIS trendy spice
STOMACH - or abdominal - pain could be caused by gallstones, which may be triggered by consuming too much turmeric in your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Choledocholithiasis: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis
Choledocholithiasis is when a gallstone becomes stuck in one of the ducts of the bile system. Learn about the causes, risk factors, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Gallstone Images / Sleep Objects, Wedging & Infant Deaths / Manhattan Primary Care Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 60-year-old man presented with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sewage Saved This Man's Life. Someday It Could Save Yours.
When Thomas Patterson woke up from a two-month coma in March 2016, he learned two things he couldn’t believe: Donald Trump was soon to become the Republican nominee for president, and his wife, Steffanie Strathdee, had saved him from dying of an antibiotic-resistant superbug by injecting him with viruses harvested from sewage. It took a lot of convincing for him to accept these weren’t just more hallucinations. Patterson and Strathdee met while serving on a National Institutes of Health grant review panel almost 16 years ago. Strathdee doesn’t usually find review panels a riveting experience, but when she...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sewage Saved This Man's Life. Someday It Could Save Yours.
This article has been updated to amend overstatements of the length of time it took the Texas A&M team to secure the phages they sent to Patterson, as well as the number of researchers to whom Strathdee reached out. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
Title: Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 10, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Surgery for gallstones may not be necessary for all patients
The standard treatment for gallstones is surgery to remove the gallbladder, but a new study suggests some patients may not need to have the organ removed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gallstones, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 -- Gallbladder removal may not always necessary for gallstone pancreatitis, a new study suggests. Gallstone pancreatitis occurs when one or more gallstones gets stuck in a duct in the pancreas. This blocks pancreatic enzymes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Bewildering Black Gallstones
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain and vomiting. She reports constant pain radiating to her right shoulder for about six hours. She is febrile and the right upper quadrant of her abdomen is tender. Laboratory tests reveal leukocytosis, and an abdominal ultrasound reveals a thickening of the gallbladder wall and gallstones. She undergoes a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and several black stones are removed. What medication is associated with the diagnosis behind the black gallstones? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Study indicates promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstones
A new study reports on a promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstone disease (CGD) that reduces the biliary output of cholesterol via activation of receptors present in tissues of the liver and small intestine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study indicates promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstones
(Elsevier Health Sciences) A new study in The American Journal of Pathology reports on a promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstone disease (CGD) that reduces the biliary output of cholesterol via activation of receptors present in tissues of the liver and small intestine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis Tied to Gallstone Disease Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis Tied to Gallstone Disease
The risk of gallstone disease is increased following colectomy for ulcerative colitis, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The Affliction That Could Save Your Life
I have an affliction. I have no disease, no illness. I want to help people; that's my affliction. In becoming a nutritionist and discovering why people really do get sick and obese, I was eager to learn all I could in order to help the light bulb go off in everyone's head as to how to save themselves. But over the years I find it's not that easy. No, it is easy for people to save themselves once they know how; it's not easy for them to want to do it. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink; they much prefer the Kool-Aid, literally. Yes, I have found that people do not want to either change or be told...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better late than never as they say! – Karron ’ s story
The post Better late than never as they say! – Karron’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I write this story some 6 months after my hysterectomy, I was one of those people that used to pop in and read all the stories, which I must confess really helped me, especially the hints and the special things that would help. So here is my story. Sorry it is late. I presented at A&E this time last year with gallstone pancreatitis seriously ill, at the time the medics found I had a mass in my womb, which I did not know about, I just thought I had a bulky tummy. Turns out my womb was full of fibroids, t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids Source Type: news

Patient overcomes rare acute necrotizing pancreatitis
Larry Jacob got the call every parent fears. His daughter was sick, away at college and needed help. Mr. Jacob left his home in the Chicago suburbs and was driving to Western Illinois University when he suddenly doubled over in pain. He called an ambulance and was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for pancreatitis, which is a painful condition most commonly caused by gallstones developing and becoming lodged in the bile duct. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

History of gallstones may signal higher risk of heart disease
(Reuters Health) - People who have had gallstone disease are more likely than others to develop coronary heart disease, according to a large analysis of past studies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gallbladder Disease: What You Need to Know
The gallbladder can be affected by diseases such as gallstones and cholecystitis. Learn about their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Gallstones linked to increased heart disease risk
Women with gallstone history may have even greater risk than men (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gallstones raise the risk of heart disease by a fifth
Although gallstone disease and heart disease share many risk factors, a new analysis finds that, even without these, gallstones increase cardiac risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
Title: Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/18/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 19, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk
History of gallstone disease linked with a 23% increased risk of coronary heart disease Related items fromOnMedica Poor diagnosis and treatment mean repeat admissions for acute pancreatitis Atrial fibrillation poses greater risk for women than men First national joint awareness campaign on lung and heart disease launched (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 18, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gallstones linked to higher heart disease risk
Amy Norton, HealthDay News People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk
A history of gallstone disease was linked to a 23 percent increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. Preventing gallstone disease may also benefit heart health, say researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Do YOU have gallstones? You are 23% more likely to have a heart attack
Gallstones can also change the level and function of bacteria in the gut, which has been shown to be linked to the heart, researchers from Tulane University in New Orleans found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
Researcher says study highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular systemSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gallstones, Heart Diseases--Prevention (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 -- People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. In a group of more than one-quarter million U.S. adults, researchers found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

What Drinking Coffee Actually Does To Your Body
For SELF, by Amy Marturana Its effects may appear to be magical, but there’s a lot happening under the surface when you’re enjoying your morning mug. Whether you just like the taste of coffee, drink it out of habit, or truly rely on it for energy, it’s no secret the drink has magical powers. But have you ever thought about what it’s actually doing after you gulp down your morning mug? Coffee comes from a bean, so it contains phytonutrients and polyphenols, chemical compounds found in plants that are believed to have antioxidant benefits, Dana Hunnes, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., senior dietician ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of Abdominal Pain in Choledocholithiasis Evaluation of Abdominal Pain in Choledocholithiasis
What are the clinical characteristics of abdominal pain in cholelithiasis, and how can the pain of cholelithiasis be distinguished from abdominal pain due to other causes? Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluation of Abdominal Pain in CholedocholithiasisEvaluation of Abdominal Pain in Choledocholithiasis
What are the clinical characteristics of abdominal pain in cholelithiasis, and how can the pain of cholelithiasis be distinguished from abdominal pain due to other causes? Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Doctors Remove 14-Pound Hairball From Woman's Stomach
A British woman who suffered unexplained abdominal pain for months “cried with relief” after doctors removed a 14-pound hairball from her stomach. Sophie Cox, 23, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, told South West News Service that the giant ball of human hair was built up over seven years of eating her tresses. Six years ago, Cox was diagnosed with both trichotillomania, a condition where sufferers have a compulsive urge to pull out their hair, and and trichophagia, where they eat it. Cox said when she was stressed, she found comfort from plucking strands of hair and eating them during the day, accordi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Know the Signs and Symptoms of Gallbladder Problems
This article includes information on gallstones. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: Should I have an op to remove my gallbladder? 
A patient with gallstones has been given the option of having the gallbladder removed or waiting to see what happens if its left alone. Dr Scurr advises. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child of Narcissists Goes from 'Death-Dealer' to Healer
Charlotte was seven years old when she became in her words the "death dealer" on her family's makeshift farm. At her mother's insistence, the family moved from D.C. to acreage in rural Virginia and embarked on a grand experiment as DIY farmers. Having no experience to guide them, they began collecting animals, from cows and horses and pigs, to sheep and goats, to cats and dogs, and all manner of poultry.    Charlotte's first time watching chicks hatch lurched from delighted wonder to a harsh lesson in the dirty work of farming and a prescribed part in the family script that would shape her life. After o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic factors associated with pancreatic NETs
SAN DIEGO – Diabetes (not recent onset), obesity, and gallstone disease were associated with the occurrence of sporadic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) in the prospective, case-control... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - May 23, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metabolic factors associated with pancreatic NETs
SAN DIEGO – Diabetes (not recent onset), obesity, and gallstone disease were associated with the occurrence of sporadic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) in the prospective, case-control... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 23, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

SpyGlass technique blasts painful gallstones with powerful shockwaves
Many Britons - including TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh - have been left in agony by gallstones, but a new treatment called SpyGlass could relieve sufferers in minutes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallstones
Title: GallstonesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 18, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news