A 19-year-old female asked:
is gallstone pain & inflammation constant ? or it comes & goes ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Uyeda answered
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends entirely: Upon degree and acuity of inflammation. Biliary colic can be intermittent, but it usually lasts 6-8 hours. If gallbladder becomes acutely infected and inflamed, pain is usually constant and severe. Consult a surgeon for specific answers in your specific case.
Answered on Mar 22, 2014
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