Pain. The typical is r upper abdominal pain after a fatty or rich meal. Usually about 1.5 hr after. The pain is crampy in nature and can move to chest or around to back.
Symptoms from stones. Stones in the gallbladder are usually symptomless (often diagnosed by chance by imaging or other evaluation) unless they migrate into the neck of the gallbladder or common bile duct. Acute cholecystitis results with RUQ and migratory pain. If the acute attack subsides, chronic inflammatory changes persist with subsequent acute exacerbations. Chronic cholecystitis may be associated with dyspepsia.
You can't. There are all sorts of old wives tale remedies out there for gallbladder stone, but science shows that once a patient has symptoms from gallstones, these symptoms are very likely to recur until the gallbladder is removed. Delaying surgery makes surgery more difficult and risks/complications higher. Stones leaving the gallbladder don't just cause pain. They can damage pancreas and cause infection.
They usually don't. Gallstones can be large or small; most of the time they stay within the gallbladder, causing pain by blocking the outflow tract, called the cystic duct. Occasionally, small stones may get past this duct and enter the bile duct that connects the liver to the intestines. These stones can obstruct the liver or the pancreas, often requiring extraction. If one is lucky, they may pass spontaneously.
See below. Gallstones that exit the gallbladder move into the main extrahepatic ductal system, usually the common bile duct. Some can pass through the sphincter of Oddi into the duodenum. This is frequently associated with severe abdominal and sometimes back pain, nausea and vomiting. If a stone gets stuck there, those symptoms occur and patient may notice yellow eyes, dark urine or light colored stools.
Same thing? Gall stones and gall bladder stones are the same thing.
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Not necessarily. If your gallstones are asymptomatic they can be watched safely. If you develop pain seek treatment sooner than later. If you are diabetic talk with you doctor now.
Low fat diet. A diet low in fat is a must. The gall bladder stores fluid that helps absorb fat. The more fat you eat, the more the gall bladder has to work and the more likely those stones may cause a problem.
Yes. It can radiate to right back (wrapping around front to back), right shoulder blade and in between shoulder blades.
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.
Cholecystectomy. In general, removal of gallstones is equated with removal of the gallbladder. Taking the stones out without taking out the gallbladder is likely to generate new stones since the underlying cause of why the gallstones formed in the first place still remains. Cholecystectomy is often done laparoscopically (minimally invasive surgery), with low risk of complications and short recovery time.