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What is biliary colic?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Gallstone disease

The gallbladder holds bile and squeezes it out when needed to help the gut absorb fat.
Stones can develop within the gallbladder, so that when the gallbladder squeezes, it pushes the stone against the outlet. This causes considerable pain called "biliary colic." the pain increases during the first hour, stays at its worst for an hour or more, then decreases over hours. Needs evaluation by doc.

In brief: Gallstone disease

The gallbladder holds bile and squeezes it out when needed to help the gut absorb fat.
Stones can develop within the gallbladder, so that when the gallbladder squeezes, it pushes the stone against the outlet. This causes considerable pain called "biliary colic." the pain increases during the first hour, stays at its worst for an hour or more, then decreases over hours. Needs evaluation by doc.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Spasm of the bile

ducts, infection, inflammation or stones/sludge in bile ducts causing abdominal pain and discomfort.

In brief: Spasm of the bile

ducts, infection, inflammation or stones/sludge in bile ducts causing abdominal pain and discomfort.
Dr. Philip Miller
Dr. Philip Miller
Thank