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Is pain because of gallstone attack that stays a few days a symptom of cholecystitis or not necessarily?

Is pain because of gallstone attack that stays a few days a symptom of cholecystitis or not necessarily?

Not necessarily...: Recurring symptomatology as you describe is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong, and not necessarily confined to inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is, or to fix it early before serious harm occurs. Get checked please. ...Read more

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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


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I have pain in my lower back as well. Could it be a symptom of gallstones?

I have pain in my lower back as well. Could it be a symptom of gallstones?

Not lower back: Usually not pain in lower back. Moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage.pain may radiate through to the back around waist or to the right shoulder,severe upper abdminal pain (biliary colic) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why is it that jaundice is a symptom of gallstones?

Why is it that jaundice is a symptom of gallstones?

Liver Blockage: On occasion, gallstones may exit the gallbladder and get stuck in the tube that connects the liver to the intestinal tract, called the bile duct. Obstruction of the bile duct may impair liver function, leading to jaundice and abnormal elevation of the liver enzymes. Stones in the bile duct can be much more serious than gallbladder stones and should be addressed urgently. ...Read more

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A symptom of gallstones is pain under the right rib. Is that pain supposed to be closer to the sternum?Pain I feel in my ribs is closer 2 my forearm.

 A symptom of gallstones is pain under the right rib. Is that pain supposed to be closer to the sternum?Pain I feel in my ribs is closer 2 my forearm.

Right upper abdomen: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. The gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. Associated is bloating, nausea, worse after eating fatty foods. Be well. ...Read more

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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... ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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