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Can gallstones, kidney stones, and/or pancreatic stones negatively affect breathing in any way?

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Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Shouldn't

The precipitation of a variety of natural chemicals that form stones within abdominal organs have no affect on pulmonary function per se.
The pain from those stones can cause someone to take shallow breaths however. Hope this helps!

In brief: Shouldn't

The precipitation of a variety of natural chemicals that form stones within abdominal organs have no affect on pulmonary function per se.
The pain from those stones can cause someone to take shallow breaths however. Hope this helps!
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In brief: When symptomatic

Gallbladder stones and kidney stones when symptomatic may give you pain.
That pain is described as colic or pain that you can't get comforted with. This pain will change your breathing to a more shallow type with a faster rate. A symptomatic or patients without symptoms but do have stones do not usually have altered breathing.

In brief: When symptomatic

Gallbladder stones and kidney stones when symptomatic may give you pain.
That pain is described as colic or pain that you can't get comforted with. This pain will change your breathing to a more shallow type with a faster rate. A symptomatic or patients without symptoms but do have stones do not usually have altered breathing.
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