Huge Hair ball in stomach
Aug24

Huge Hair ball in stomach

Father brings his 14 year girl with complaints that she is unable to eat, dull stomach pain and she is growing weak. I looked at this skinny girl. She appeared malnourished. Her height was shorter and she was thin for her age. I looked directly at her eyes but she was avoiding direct contact. I caught her hand to gain her confidence. I asked her some simple questions like her school’s name, etc. She initially was reluctant...

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Loss of organ
Aug24

Loss of organ

  A mentally retarded boy staying in a orphanage was bought to me with a scrotal swelling. The boy is 14 years old. He looks disturbed because of pain although he was not able to speak. I examined him and found that his scrotum was swollen and very tender. The ultrasound showed that his testes had rotated and there was no blood supply – meaning it was already dead. His caretaker says its swollen since 5 days. Poor fellow. A...

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Is gallstone removal done by laser?
Aug24

Is gallstone removal done by laser?

Everyone seems to be offering “Laser surgery” for Gall bladder. Is laser really used? A young unmarried girl in her early twenties came to me with ultrasonography report of multiple stones in her Gall Bladder.  After listening to her complaints, I examined her. I went thro the reports and gave my opinion – she requires removal of her gall bladder (Cholecystectomy). The first question her father asked, “Will this be...

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How to Avoid Gallbladder Stone Surgery
Aug24

How to Avoid Gallbladder Stone Surgery

Stools passed out after olive oil therapy makes patient feel that he has passed out Gall stonesStools passed out after olive oil therapy makes patient feel that he has passed out Gall stonesI got an emergency call that a 40 year old male executive has come with severe pain in his abdomen. I immediately arrived at emergency room. This patient was rolling with pain. I ordered for three injections. In about 15 minutes he was 80% better I...

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Remove my stones but not my gall bladder
Aug24

Remove my stones but not my gall bladder

A 30 year old educated female along with her husband came for consultation. Before I could ask what was her medical problem she said, “Doctor, I have just been diagnosed to have gall stones. Can you remove my stone but keep the Gall bladder? i do not want to lose my organ., I need it for my digestion & I am too young to lose it. Ultimately God must have given it so it must have some inportant function!” After asking...

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Impacted Fish Bone Makes Swallowing Food Horrifying
Aug24

Impacted Fish Bone Makes Swallowing Food Horrifying

    Avinash Tahkur, a 45 year male patient resident of Palghar came to me with pain in chest and difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) since one month. He took treatment form local doctors but with no relief. It was extremely difficult for him to swallow and he would take only liquids. If he would eat solids he would get excruciating pain in chest and would immediately throw out the food. Both he and his wife appeared quiet...

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