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Can Gallstones Kill You
Unlikely: but it can happen. If the stone gets stuck in the major bile ducts, it can lead to a back up of bile causing cholangitis, which can be a life threatening condition if not promptly treated. You can also get pancreatitis or bowel problems with the passage of a stone. If you have pain or symptoms, seek prompt medical attention. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can kidney stone kill a person ? and can an four year old get kidney stone and gallbladder stones ?
Yes to all: This sounds like a very serious situation and this child needs to be under the care of a competent pediatric urologist to find the cause of the kidney stone. Gallstones can be lethal as well; in a child, the workup should include a check for ongoing hemolysis, even low-level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Gallstones can cause pain when the GB attempts to contract to empty the bile it stores that the liver makes. The GB squeezes in response to a fatty meal to help digest your food. If you are having right upper quadrant pain especially after meals, see a surgeon to get evaluated. You may need surgery. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Biliary Colic: Gallbladder attacks cause a very classic constant, noncramping pressure like pain in the right upper abdomen or mid-abdomen. The pain often radiates around into the right back +/-shoulder; nausea+/-vomiting+/-fever+/-chills may occur, as well. Typically the pain is precipitated by food, especially fatty/fried ones. Typical attacks may last hour(s) and often resolve as quickly as they begin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The duct that connects the gallbladder to bile duct is usually no bigger than 5 to 8 mm. The muscles the open and drains bile duct into duodenum is barely 2to 3 mm. By simple mathematics, u can not flush 30 mm stone through. Also, having a stone bigger than 20 mm, puts u at higher risk for cancer and fistula (abnormal connection) to bowel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: First usually gall stones are treated by removing the gall bladder not just the stones. Usually there are no consequences of any kind and they should be none as we can live without the g. Bladder without any problems. Gall stones untreated can lead to quite severe complications in the life of a human being so if discovered i personally would recommend cholecystectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Characteristically: The pain is steady, starts rapidly, becomes intense and lasts at least 30 minutes and up to several hours. Many patients complain of right upper quadrant pain, right flank pain, or even mid chest pain with cholelithiasis. There may be radiation to the back and shoulders and other concomitant symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. Fatty foods can sometimes provoke biliary pain. ...Read more
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