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On my mothers side, all the women have history of gallstones, I have sharp pain in my lower right abdomen. Could I have them at my age?

On my mothers side, all the women have history of gallstones, I have sharp pain in my lower right abdomen. Could I have them at my age?

Sure, but...: ...Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (; block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Usually, symptoms are right upper quadrant radiating to right back ; scapula. ...Read more

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Previous Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones occur in nearly 25% of women in the U.S. by age 60, and as many as 50% by age 75. In most cases, they have no symptoms. In general, women are probably at increased risk because estrogen stimulates the liver to remove more cholesterol from blood and divert it into the bile. Pregnancy increases the risk for gallstones, and pregnant women with stones are more likely to have symptoms than nonpregnant women. Surgery should be delayed until after delivery if possible. In fact, gallstones may disappear after delivery. If surgery is necessary, laparoscopy ...Read more


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My 8yr old is on a high fiber diet with a history of gallstones. In the last month he won't eat meat c/o making his stomach hurt and is always full?

Yes 8 yr can have: Yes 8 yr old can have gall stones , bur rare, the pain may be due acute gallbladder attachs, take him for exam and sono to see any evidence acute chole. ( then may require surgery ). ...Read more

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Right breast pain radiating to shoulder blade area. Family history of breast cancer and personal history of gallstones. Breast feels heavy, full.....?

Right breast pain radiating to shoulder blade area. Family history of breast cancer and personal history of gallstones. Breast feels heavy, full.....?

Think gallstones.: Although you should be always vigilant when it comes to breast cancer, if you have not detected anything like a lump on self exam, breast cancer should be the second thing in this case that you should think of. Gallbladder pain from gallstones has right side pain around that area with radiation to the right shoulder blade area. This can also be why your breast feels full. See your dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Pain in the chest, back, arms, and shoulders. I burp constantly. Doc thought it was GERD, but meds don't help. Family history of gallstones.

Pain: if your doctor thinks that your pain is due to GERD but it is not responsive to the medications, then the next step would be a work up by a gastroenterologist. There are tests which can help sort this out. I would make an appointment as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having rumbling in right abdomen with vomiting everytime i eat. Us showed no gallstones. I have history of pancreatitis. What else could this be?

I  am having rumbling in right abdomen with vomiting everytime i eat. Us showed no gallstones. I have history of pancreatitis. What else could this be?

Abdomen pain: From the symptoms and history you gave, you can have acute or chronic cholecystitis, pancreatitis. Also there is a condition more common in females where the artey supplying the stomach and proximal small bowel (celiac artery) is compressed by the crus of the diaphragm, this is called median arcuate ligament syndrome. This causes pain especially after eating. ...Read more

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Can not eating help gallstone pain?

Can not eating help gallstone pain?

Not the best: choice, especially after childbirth. Starvation is a very poor option. Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Eat healthy fruits & vegetables and small amounts of lean meats. That should help the discomfort. See a doctor or a General Surgeon regarding gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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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


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