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What are signs/symptoms of gallstones?

What are signs/symptoms of gallstones?

May be none: Gallstones may be present for years and never cause symptoms. The gall bladder is a storage compartment for bile. The gall bladder is signaled to contract after a fat containing meal to aid digestion. If a gall stone is caught in the duct system leading to the bowel, it can become lodged in the duct and cause pain under the right rib cage in the abdomen. Ask your doctor if this fits your complaint.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

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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What are symptoms of gallstones?

What are symptoms of gallstones?

Gallstones: Gallstones are made of various crystal that grow into stones in the gallbladder. They can be from bile (bilirubin) or cholesterol origin. They grow in the gallbladder, may be present without any symptoms, or may cause upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea, or vomiting. Often eating fatty foods may aggravate the discomfort from gallstones.

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What are the symptoms of gallstones?

What are the symptoms of gallstones?

Pain with fatty food: Many patients report sharp right upper abdominal pain following a rich meal that can "wrap around" the right side with occasional pain between shoulder blades. More severe attack can cause your urine to turn dark and give you pale color loose bm. If you don't get treated in time, your eyes may turn yellow, run a fever and really get into a bad shape... Get checked, don't take a chance.

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Are there typical signs of gallstones?

Are there typical signs of gallstones?

1: Most people with gall stones have no symptoms at all- talk about typical. When they cause symptoms it can be pain on right side of abdomen, upper middle abdomen or chest usually worse after food. If acute infection - choleystitis sets in , one may have fever chills and severe right upper abdominal pain.

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Can gallstone symptoms be intermittent?

Can gallstone symptoms be intermittent?

YES!!: It all depends on intermittent obstruction of the bile duct... when it is obstructed it will give symptoms... and the gallstones move. maybe you should consider surgery...

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What are symptoms of having gallstones?

What are symptoms of having gallstones?

Cholelithiasis: Pain in right upper belly associated with nausea/vomiting which usually worsens with greasy/fatty food. If sever may cause jaundice.

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What are the symptoms of a gallstone attack?

What are the symptoms of a gallstone attack?

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.

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What are gallstones and what are the symptoms?

Gallstones are: Precipitants that form when the bile is supersaturated. It can form from any combination of cholesterol, bilirubinate, lecithin, and bile salts. It can cause biliary colic or acute cholecystitis. Classic symptoms are right upper quadrant postprandial pain with radiation to tip of scapula. But they can cause other symptoms too, so check with your doctor, he'll get tests to find out for sure.

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What are the most common symptoms for gallstones?

What are the most common symptoms for gallstones?

Right upper abd Pain: Gallstones can be asymptomatic for years and require no therapy. If symptomatic you may experience characteristic symptom of intense pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, often accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and possibly referred pain in between shoulder blades or below right shoulder. If gallstones are symptomatic you may need to remove your gallbladder surgically (cholecystectomy).

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Please explain what are some symptoms of gallstones?

Please explain what are some symptoms of gallstones?

Gallstones: There are many causes for gallstones some are even congenital you should schedule an appt with your pcp or GI md to help with the cause for your symptoms which can be RUQ belly or right sided back pain, nausea , vomiting, and even atypical chest pain or jaundice.

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What are the common symptoms of gallstones or sludge?

What are the common symptoms of gallstones or sludge?

Gallstones are: Precipitants that form when the bile is supersaturated. It can form from any combination of cholesterol, bilirubinate, lecithin, and bile salts. It can cause biliary colic or acute cholecystitis. Classic symptoms are right upper quadrant postprandial pain with radiation to tip of scapula. But they can cause other symptoms too, so check with your doctor, he'll get tests to find out for sure.

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What are the symptoms of gallstones and what causes them?

What are the symptoms of gallstones and what causes them?

Biliary Colic: Gallbladder attacks cause a very classic constant, noncramping pressure like pain in the right upper abdomen or mid-abdomen (duration: hour[s], not minutes). The pain often radiates around into the right back +/-shoulder; nausea+/-vomiting+/-fever+/-chills may occur. Typically the pain is precipitated by food, especially fatty/fried ones. Diet & heredity both play a role in gallstone formation.

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What are the symptoms that are unique to a gallstone attack?

What are the symptoms that are unique to a gallstone attack?

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.

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Had scan 6 months ago unrelated to gallstones. no gallstones. now have all symptoms of gallstones. could they develop in 6 months?

Had scan 6 months ago unrelated to gallstones. no gallstones. now have all symptoms of gallstones. could they develop in 6 months?

Possible: Get a new ultrasound to see if there are changes. Gallstones do not cause groin pain, and there can be several other causes for pancreatitis as listed on your "conditions."

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What are the symptoms of gallstone blockage?

What are the symptoms of gallstone blockage?

Usually pain: The most common problem is pain in the right upper abdomen after eating and commonly in the middle of the night. It is described as a "balloon" pressure spreading into the back. It lasts hour to days and often causes vomiting or nausea. Attacks can be mild with an upset stomach or nausea or so severe that you think you will die. It often goes into the chest. You need an ultrasound to know.

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What are the symptoms of gallbladder stones like?

What are the symptoms of gallbladder stones like?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen.

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I was wondering are deranged lfts a symptom of gallstones ?

I was wondering are deranged lfts a symptom of gallstones ?

Partial blockage: If gallstones are passing from the gallbladder, down the cystic duct into the common duct and eventually into the duodenum there is risk. The risk of serious health consequence comes from partial or complete blockage of these ducts by the stone/stones. When the common duct is blocked, the lft lab test elevate. If the blockage is relieved, the lft return to normal. Get a right upper ultrasound.

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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.

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