General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on stomach contents, such as the liver, bowels, gallbladder, and appendix.
In general, treatment of gallstones during pregnancy is similar to the way gallstones are treated normally. There are special considerations that your doctor will have if you are pregnant and presenting with gallstones related issues. The most sig... Read Full Answer
In general, gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) should not affect your bowel habits. Very occasionally, some patients may have softer stools which may give rise to the sensation of urge to defecate.Various studies have also found that to be true... Read Full Answer
Gallstone formation is found to be 2 to 3 times more common in females as compared to males . This difference is observed starting puberty and throughout childbearing age. This is because females have higher levels of estrogen which promotes ga... Read Full Answer
Polyps in the colon can be broadly classified as pre-cancerous polyps or polyps without cancer potential. The polyps are seen during colonoscopy. Your endoscopist will look at the polyp and magnify the scope to visualise the surface characteristic... Read Full Answer
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Ulcers in the colon do not usually cause any discomfort or pain. The commonest cause is inflammation caused by food sensitivity or infection (which can be viral or bacterial). Less common causes include inflammatory bowel disease or autoimmune dis... Read Full Answer
In general, as per all abdominal surgeries, laparoscopic approach has less pain compared to open incisional hernia repair during the recovery period. In incisional hernia repair, with the laparoscopic approach, it may be possible to identify othe... Read Full Answer