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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have gallstones. Can you tell me the symptoms?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Biliary Colic

Gallstones may cause acute attacks of right-sided or midline upper abdominal pain.
The pain tends to be severe, non-burning, non-cramping, and can last for hours; it often radiates around into the back+/-shoulder. The pain often follows a meal, especially fatty foods. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting and bloating. If this sounds familiar, i advise an ultrasound to confirm the dx.

In brief: Biliary Colic

Gallstones may cause acute attacks of right-sided or midline upper abdominal pain.
The pain tends to be severe, non-burning, non-cramping, and can last for hours; it often radiates around into the back+/-shoulder. The pain often follows a meal, especially fatty foods. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting and bloating. If this sounds familiar, i advise an ultrasound to confirm the dx.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pain nausea

Most people have pain in the right upper abdomen -typically (but not always) after eating fatty foods.
Nausea is very common, as well.

In brief: Pain nausea

Most people have pain in the right upper abdomen -typically (but not always) after eating fatty foods.
Nausea is very common, as well.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
so is belching, and some experience pain in the right shoulder
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Right up abdo pain

Right upper abdominal cramping following greasy meals with oily bowel movements are common symptoms with gallatones.

In brief: Right up abdo pain

Right upper abdominal cramping following greasy meals with oily bowel movements are common symptoms with gallatones.
Dr. Otto Placik
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