Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Coconut Juice and Gallstone Stomach Pain
A couple of months before going for Gallstone removal surgery, I used to drink a lot of coconut juice. However not long after having so much of it, my right abdomen starting to trigger some excruciating pain which lasted around 2 to 3 hours. It happens regularly around 2.00 AM to 3.00 AM in the morning and it’s really painfully irritating. Either lying down or standing will not help to ease the pain.
Initially I thought it was just normal stomach pain due to bad gas or gastric. But after it happens quite frequently I decided going to the general practitioner clinics for check up. The doctor didn’t do much and gave normal gastric medicines as he suspected it’s just normal gastric problem. However after taking the medicines for a week, the pain still continue and in fact sometimes it lasted until the sun rise around 8.00AM.
So after that I can sense something more serious happens, and went to the private hospital for stomach examination. The result of the Endoscopy and Ultrasound scan reveals approximately 3cm in length of gallstone on my right abdomen. Thank God, a week later I went for the surgery and have the gallstone successfully removed by the doctor.
After almost a year now since the surgery, whenever drinking coconut juice I can still feel a slight of pain on the same spot where the gallstone was. So I guess there is strong connection between the GallStone and Coconut juice. If happens that you drink coconut juice and feeling the same excruciating pain in your stomach, it is advisable to go Ultrasound scan.
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