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is gallstone pain typically only on the right side/back?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
No.: About 1/3 of the time, people will feel the most intense pain in the upper middle abdomen or lower chest. In fact, it is not uncommon to mistake a gallbladder attack for a heart attack. When in doubt, go to an er!
Answered on Oct 9, 2011
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes typical: Right upper abdomen and flank but can be central and and rlq commonly also.
Answered on Sep 30, 2020

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