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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Colic (Overview)

Biliary colic is a symptom in which a person has abdominal aches and pains due to gall stones or other obstructions to the flow of bile out of his liver and into his intestine. Bile is a green liquid necessary for digesting oils and fats.


Dr. Tracy Berg
123 doctors shared insights

Biliary Colic (Overview)

Biliary colic is a symptom in which a person has abdominal aches and pains due to gall stones or other obstructions to the flow of bile out of his liver and into his intestine. Bile is a green liquid necessary for digesting oils and fats.


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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Colic (Definition)

Colic is a common condition affecting babies where they frequently are fussy or cry for no apparent reason. Another meaning of ...Read more