Mrs. xxxx, age 58 years ,a school teacher came to my clinic on 17-7-2001 with ultra sonagraphy reports showing gall stones to remain under homoeopathic treatment out of fear that the allopathic doctors advised for surgery .
Ultra sonagraphy , 1st Report dated 10-7-2001
Gall blder: well distended measures 7.2×2.3 cms , innumerable (15-20) mobile small sand like calculi measuring 2-3 mm in diameter , wall thickness is 2 mm . no pericholecystic fluid noted , C.B.D dilated measures 1.5 cms with evidence of multiple small calculi noted at the distal C.B.D with a conglomerate measurement of 2 cms
Pancreas : parenchymal texture normal . no ductal dilatation no calculi .
Spleen : normal texture
Impression : Innumerable (15-20) gall bladder calculi measuring 2-3 mm with no wall thickening 1.5 cms
- Dilated CBD with evidence of multiple small calculi at the distal end with conglomerate measurement of 2 cms .
- 1.9 cms posterior wall calcified fibroid noted
2nd report dated 17-7-2001
Real time ultrasonography of the abdomen was performed.
Liver :Enlarged and hypoechoic . evidence of mild dilatation of the intra hepatic bilary radicles noted . No focal cystic or solid mass lesion . intra hepatic portion of IVC is normal portal vein is normal porta hepatis is normal .
Gall bladder : Dilated measures 4 cms in diameter .multiple small 4 mm calculi seen in the lumen .
C.B.D : Measures 1.2 cms at porta is dilated . evidence of small 4 mm calculus noted in the terminal C .B. D
Pancreas : parechymall texture normal no ductal dilatation ,no calculi .
Spleen :Normal texture
Aorta : normal ,Kidneys : normal in size , shape and outline . parenchymal texture normal . corticomedullary differentiation is well made out and is normal , sinus echoes are normal
Urinary bladder : wall thickness normal , luminal echoes normal , no calculi .
Uterus : small in size with calcification in the wall of uterus , no evidence of free fluid / adenopathy .
Impression : Terminal CBD calculus with intrahepatic bilary and CBD dilatation with distended gall bladder , numerous small calculi with hepatomegaly . No identifiable collection .
Present complaints ; Pain in the region of gallbladder , intermittently , radiating to the sides pain at every 2 or 3 days pain aggravated after eating ,evening night .
Sleep : Loss of sleep from pain ,sweating from palms and feet .
Mental : Irritable , anxiety , anticipatory like company . She had abdominal discomfort amounting to pain in right hypocondrium at night .
Characteristic Particulars : -pain abdomen –pricking < inspiration < heavy meals +++ , Abdomen –heaviness ++heart burn + sour eructation .
Abdomen – distension ++ flatulence , Weakness +++ nausea , Stools – hard and loose , Calculi- size and number .
1.Calcrea carb 200 (pills size no.40) ,6 pills at a time daily 3 times m/a/n for 1 month
2.Chellidonium 30 –6 pills (as sos for pain) , brought immediate relief of pain.
3.China 200 , 6 pills at a time ,tds .for one month .1 hour after food , for general weakness.
4.Berberis Vulgaris Q –20 drops with ¼ cup of water daily 3 times ,1 hour after food for 1 month (to promote the expulsion of calculi).
Calcarea carb. Took care of the patients symptoms . but the size of the calculi remained the same and hence a specific remedy .
“Chellidonium 30 was given the patient did not take it , she did not have any acute attack of pain , there after the patient is now symptom free , this case demonstrates that surgery is not the only solution for gall stone and that homoeopathy has a wonder full scope in such cases . The patient has no complaints till date ,23-8-01 , she came with no pain with a general improvement in her health .
Ultra sonography report (23-8-2001) and after the homoeopathic treatment :
Gall bladder : normal in position wall thickness , CBD- appear normal , no calculi are seen.
Impression : essentially normal study .
Ultrasonagraphy report dtd.28-8-2001: 2nd Report
Gall bladder : Wall thickness normal , Luminal echoes are normal , no calculi .
CBD is dilated measuring 1.1 cms ,no intra hepatic , billary dilatation –probably choledochal cyst .
Pancreas :paraenchymal texture normal, no ductal dilatation , no calculi .
Impression : 1. Dilated CBD measuring 1.1 cms with no intra hepatic bilary radicle dilatation suggestive of probably choledochal cyst .
2. Calcification noted in the uterus measuring 2.6×0.9 cms -? Calcified fibroid .
It is nice to have cases with ultrasonic or x-ray reports .
Before and after the treatment only , then we can claim a cure , thus it is seen that homoeopathic medicines are capable of curing gall stones effectively , avoiding the pain full method of surgery .