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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Colic (Overview)

Biliary colic or gallbladder attack pain occurs when a gallstone temporarily gets stuck in the bile duct. The pain is mainly in the right upper abdomen and can radiate to the shoulder. Biliary colic occurs with fatty meals. Pain can last for several hours.


Dr. Tracy Berg
128 doctors shared insights

Biliary Colic (Overview)

Biliary colic or gallbladder attack pain occurs when a gallstone temporarily gets stuck in the bile duct. The pain is mainly in the right upper abdomen and can radiate to the shoulder. Biliary colic occurs with fatty meals. Pain can last for several hours.


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Can you explain what biliary colic is?

Can you explain what biliary colic is?

Gallbladder Attack: Gallstones cause pain by blocking the duct that connects the gallbladder to the intestinal tract. When the gallbladder is obstructed and gets stimulated to contract, it cannot empty, leading to biliary colic: constant, non-cramping , pressure-like pain, localized to the right upper or midline upper abdomen. Within an hour or so, the stone moves, the blockage is relieved, and the pain goes away. ...Read more

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Managing Colic (Checklist)

Try feeding
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Lay baby down and let cry
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Is drinking alcohol bad if biliary colic?

Is drinking alcohol bad if biliary colic?

While having colic?: Not a good combo if biliary colic occurring. Typically onset with fatty foods, so e.g. Pepperoni pizza and beer is not unusual trigger. If history of biliary colic, alcohol in itself won't bring it on, but should treat the diseased gallbladder to prevent another attack-which could lead to complications like infection, blood infection pancreatitis, even death. Alcohol can cause lots of GI damage. ...Read more

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How to avoid biliary colic after eating?

How to avoid biliary colic after eating?

Remove diseased GB: Biliary colic occurs when a stone tries to exit the gallbladder. Stones form from stone-prone bile and/or damaged gallbladder, with poor emptying. Stimulus is usually fatty foods. If stone gets stuck along the way to the small bowel, can cause problems with infection, or inflammation of gallbladder. Remove gallbladder if stones cause symptoms, you are diabetic, or certain other conditions. C md. ...Read more

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What is biliary colic?

What is biliary colic?

Gallstone disease: The gallbladder holds bile and squeezes it out when needed to help the gut absorb fat. Stones can develop within the gallbladder, so that when the gallbladder squeezes, it pushes the stone against the outlet. This causes considerable pain called "biliary colic." the pain increases during the first hour, stays at its worst for an hour or more, then decreases over hours. Needs evaluation by doc. ...Read more

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What will happen with biliary colic?

Progresses: Biliary colic can result from gallstones or biliary dyskinesia. If it gets worse over time , one may need to consider having the gall bladder removed. ...Read more

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Can you explain what biliary colic is?

Gallbladder Attack: Gallstones cause pain by blocking the duct that connects the gallbladder to the intestinal tract. When the gallbladder is obstructed and gets stimulated to contract, it cannot empty, leading to biliary colic: constant, non-cramping , pressure-like pain, localized to the right upper or midline upper abdomen. Within an hour or so, the stone moves, the blockage is relieved, and the pain goes away. ...Read more

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Can biliary colic cause pain the next day?

Can biliary colic cause pain the next day?

Bilairy colic misnom: Bilairy colic is a misnomer as it is not really a colic. It is ocnstant pain and can occur after eating fatyty meals and may occur off and on for day. It is a pain that can go peircing through to the back for the epigastric area. You should see a doctor for any pain that is not momentary and is recurrent. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have biliary colic?

Pain: Biliary colic is abdominal pain usually located in the right uppwer quadrant of the abdomen under the ribs. It can be precipitated by eating a meal high in fat. The pain may radiate to the back and be associated with nausea and vomiting. The pain may occurr several hours after the meal. ...Read more

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What are the best diet options for biliary colic?

What are the best diet options for biliary colic?

When severe enough..: ...It's npo - "nothing by mouth" - followed by surgery. In mild cases, bland vegetarian low-fat diet might help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Biliary colic?

What is the definition or description of: Biliary colic?

Biliary colic: Biliary colic or gallbladder attack pain occurs when a gallstone temporarily gets stuck in the bile duct. The pain is mainly in the right upper abdomen and can radiate to the shoulder. Biliary colic occurs with fatty meals. Pain can last for several hours. ...Read more

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What at home remedies can I do about biliary colic pain?

Don't manage it at: Home. Sometimes, biliary colic can be exacerbated by fatty foods, so these could be avoided. But, symptomatic gall stones need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Biliary colic, what brought it on and what were your symptoms?

Biliary colic, what brought it on and what were your symptoms?

BILIARY COLIC: Biliary colic are right sided abdominal pain caused by gall bladder stone radiating to the back, it is severe causing you to double up.It is relieved by taking antispasmodic meds. ...Read more

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How do I know if the pain I'm feeling from biliary colic is severe enough to go to the hos? At times it's lasts a few hours other times comes and goes

How do I know if the pain I'm feeling from biliary colic is severe enough to go to the hos? At times it's lasts a few hours other times comes and goes

You decide: There is no answer I can give you except you decide. You have to say I'm drawing the line here and cannot tolerate this pain level. When the pain starts to interfere with your ability to perform your daily life activities and/or you just cannot stand the level of pain you are experiencing, you seek help. It may be time to do something more about your condition if frequent symptoms.... ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to.Have biliary colic after your gallbladder is removed?

Is it possible for you to.Have biliary colic after your gallbladder is removed?

Yes,: Post cholecystectomy syndrome can be caused by retained common duct stone, cystic duct syndrome, formation of a neuroma or sphincter of odi spasm. You should consult your surgeon about your symptoms. A GI medicine consult may be necessary to evaluate the common duct. ...Read more

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What is your best recommendation for the acute biliary colic? Should one totally avoid fats like avocado, nuts, seeds etc.?

What is your best recommendation for the acute biliary colic? Should one totally avoid fats like avocado, nuts, seeds etc.?

Yes: fat avoidance is necessary but avocado or vegetable fats are generally allowed unless there are specific reasons to avoid them.. Ultimately in severe cases with repeated episodes mean a surgical consultation is in order... Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Help please! could biliary colic cause pain on the left rib cage too?

Help please! could biliary colic cause pain on the left rib cage too?

Not likely: The dermatome and nerve supply is rightsided. Hence it is unlikely related. Associated hyperacidity, muscle spasm, or unrelated skeletal pain may cause it. ...Read more

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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more