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What are some early signs and symptoms of gall bladder disease/stones?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Pain
Gallstones may cause pain by blocking the outflow of bile from the gallbladder. This will cause non-cramping, non-burning, steady pain, localized to the right upper- or upper midline abdomen, +/- radiation into back.
As abruptly as the pain begins, it tends to subside after an hour or so. It often follows meals, especially fatty, fried foods. It also may be associated with nausea +/- vomiting.

In brief: Pain
Gallstones may cause pain by blocking the outflow of bile from the gallbladder. This will cause non-cramping, non-burning, steady pain, localized to the right upper- or upper midline abdomen, +/- radiation into back.
As abruptly as the pain begins, it tends to subside after an hour or so. It often follows meals, especially fatty, fried foods. It also may be associated with nausea +/- vomiting.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Gallstones
We find about gallstones because there is elevation of enzymes like the alkaline phosphatase and alt, ast.
Or because pt has right upper quadrant pain that is recurrent or because of complications like pancreatitis or if pt has fever may indicate cholecystitis or infection in the gallbladder. Other times there is calcification on x ray or stones are seen in the ultrasound.

In brief: Gallstones
We find about gallstones because there is elevation of enzymes like the alkaline phosphatase and alt, ast.
Or because pt has right upper quadrant pain that is recurrent or because of complications like pancreatitis or if pt has fever may indicate cholecystitis or infection in the gallbladder. Other times there is calcification on x ray or stones are seen in the ultrasound.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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