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Which types of tummy aches are signs of gallstones?

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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Traci Buxton
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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Right upper pain

Typical gallstone pain is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen.
Usually it is worse after eating a fatty meal. An ultrasound of the abdomen should be able to tell if you have gallstones.

In brief: Right upper pain

Typical gallstone pain is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen.
Usually it is worse after eating a fatty meal. An ultrasound of the abdomen should be able to tell if you have gallstones.
Dr. Chris Oh
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: RUQ ABD PAIN

A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two.
Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common.

In brief: RUQ ABD PAIN

A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two.
Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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