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Havent had gallstone attack for months but last 3 days had mild aching with moderate pain. Why would this be happening? Its never lasted so long.

Havent had gallstone attack for months but last 3 days had mild aching with moderate pain. Why would this be happening? Its never lasted so long.

Large stone: Small stones passing into cystic duct can cause colic. If a large stone drops into base of GB adjacent to cystic duct it can compress cystic artery and induce local ischemia which causes prolongation of symptoms and at times local necrosis of GB wall requiring resection of inflamed GB ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


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Which types of tummy aches are signs of gallstones?

Which types of tummy aches are signs of gallstones?

Severe, stabbing: Classic symptoms of gallbladder pain are sharp, intermittent pain in the right upper portion of your abdomen in the area of your liver which get worse after you eat. If you are having these types of pains for more than a half hour or so, or are having severe nausea, vomiting, chest pain or bleeding from your bowel, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had an aching under my ribs for two days and it hurts to breathe in, it hurts when laying down. I have gallstones, could be related?

I have had an aching under my ribs for two days and it hurts to breathe in, it hurts when laying down. I have gallstones, could be related?

Poss Gallbladder: related if the pain is on the right side. Otherwise it is something else. A visit to your primary care can help sort this pain out. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have an achy sore upper right pain , pain in upper back occas.- is this gallstones? Don't have increased pain after eating. 31 yrs old scared cancer

I have an achy sore upper right pain , pain in upper back occas.- is this gallstones? Don't have increased pain after eating. 31 yrs old scared cancer

Doubt cancer: Cancer usually doesn't cause pain. Even though the pain does not come after eating, it could be your gallbladder. See your primary care provider, and ask if its appropriate to get an ultrasound of the gallbladder. Even without stones, there's something called biliary dyskinesia that could be the problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Have gallstones. Had 9 attacks, waiting for surgery. If eat nauseous, stomach always swollen, can't bend, tonight can't find comfy way to sleep. Gb sore?

Dr. Jeffrey Ng Dr. Ng
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Have gallstones. Had 9 attacks, waiting for surgery. If eat nauseous, stomach always swollen, can't bend, tonight can't find comfy way to sleep. Gb sore?

Nope: You have cholecystitis and need to get that gb out. Take pain meds for now....Go see your doctor and let him know. You wont get relief until it is out. ...Read more

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I had a severe gallbladder attack that sent me to the er tuesday morning. Sonogram revealed gallstones. I am feeling very sore and achy.

I had a severe gallbladder attack that sent me to the er tuesday morning. Sonogram revealed gallstones. I am feeling very sore and achy.

Expected: That sounds like a normal reaction to inflammation. Seek medical attention if you develop the gallbladder attack symptoms again or if you develop fever or severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

Aches are ...Read more