Minati Mondal, a woman from Kolkota, India had suffered from stomach pain and acid reflux in a period of 45 days at the age of 48. I’m sure that never have all of you seen such terrible thing. Not only the doctors were shocked but also her husband screamed out in panic.
She went to the hospital and revealed that she had gallstones. Doctors recommended a surgical intervention when they found 12,000 stones in her gallbladder which is probably the new world record and not surprisingly, they were all shocked! The samples are kept in London.
Minati Mondal suffered from crippling stomach pain and acid reflux in a period of two long months. She took some tests along with the ultrasounds and the results showed that she was suffering from a severe case of gallstones.
Gallstones are small, hard crystalline mass formed abnormally in the gallbladder or bile ducts from bile pigments, cholesterol, and calcium salts and can cause severe pain and blockage of the bile duct. In some cases a person can have a normal life without any symptoms until they start to block the gallbladder– that is when they cause pain and nausea and a potentially fatal infection. Fatty diet can raise the risk especially in women and it’s still not clear why.
It was such a terrible result, nevertheless, doctors did not expect to find such a large number of stones.
Dr. Makhan Lala Saha who performed the laparoscopic surgery explained: “I was astonished to see the large number of stones that we extracted from the gall bladder of this patient. I had never thought a gall bladder could contain so many stones.”
Dr. Saha counted all the tiny stones with the help of several other assistants, wearing double – layered rubber gloves. It took them 4 hours to finally conclude that there were 12,000 stones with a size between 2 mm and 5 mm!
Dr. Makhan Lala Saha is gastrointestinal endometriosis surgeon at the hospital, who said that although he had participated in many surgeries, he was shocked when the number crossed the 5,000 mark.
Dr. Saha said: “Two months ago, I had operated on a girl who had 1,110 stones but despite the shocking number, I found that in 1983, doctors in Britain had removed 3,110 stones from a German patient’s gall bladder. But I feel this number can replace the past record since the current number is three times more than the record.”
I means that Minati Mondal was not the only case that was found so many gallstones, but that has been the one with the largest number ever.
After the shocking case, the doctor impressed that all of us should went to the doctor to ensure that your health is good, and every unexpected case will be treated as soon as possible. It’s true that stomach pain tells more about your health, so do not ignore it.
Wish you all the best