Questions and Answers from Dr Desmond Wai Chun Tao
Gallstones is a common problem, affecting approximately 10% of the general public
Fortunately, gallstones hardly cause problems and about 90% of patients with gallstones never experience problems or complications in their lifetime
Gallstones can cause clinical problems like pain, yellowing in the eyes, infection of the gallbladder or bile duct, pancreatitis, and rarely, gallbladder cancer
Patients with gallstones should consult a gastroenterologist for a detailed consult to discuss if the gallstones could be safely left alone, or be removed surgically
Stent dimasukkan karena berbagai alasan untuk menghilangkan penyumbatan saluran empedu
Kami biasanya mengambil stent beberapa bulan setelah prosedur awal
Membiarkan biliary stent terpasang berisiko infeksi dan penyumbatan
Sepertinya pasien memiliki masalah dengan penyumbatan dan mungkin bahkan mengalami infeksi
Saya sarankan pasien berkonsultasi sesegera mungkin untuk mengevaluasi apakah stent perlu diambil atau diganti
Infeksi dapat timbul dari penyumbatan stent jadi saya sangat menyarankan pasien untuk mencari bantuan medis sesegera mungkin.
Diarrhoea is defined by stool consistency, and frequency
Passing watery stools frequency mean diarrhoea
I suggest the person consult a doctor
It is always a challenge to give specific advice to patients without seeing all the results and speaking and examining the patients
It is always better for the viewer to return to his/her doctor and enquire why he/she is not better
Alternatively, the patient can also seek second opinion from another specialist
I am very concerned about this patient
Passing dark brown urine, plus upper abdominal pain, may means having stones in the bile duct, which can be serious
I suggest the patient to consult a gastroenterologist as soon as possible
Feeling lethargy is a non-specific symptom, which may sometimes mean something serious.
Passing bloody in stool can be due to serious digestive problem.
I suggest this patient to see a gastroenterologist as soon as possible.