Gallstones - Symptoms

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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Most cases of gallstones don't cause any symptoms. But if...
Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Most cases of gallstones don't cause any symptoms. But if a gallstone blocks one of the bile ducts, it can cause sudden, severe abdominal pain, known as biliary colic. Other symptoms may develop if the blockage is more severe or develops in another part of the digestive system. Abdominal pain biliary colic Gallstones can cause sudden, severe abdominal pain that usually lasts one to five hours although it can sometimes last just a few minutes. The pain can be felt: in the centre of your abdomen tummy just under the ribs on your right-handside – it may spread from here to your side or shoulder blade The pain is constant and isn't relieved when you go to the toilet, pass wind or are sick. It's sometimes triggered by eating fatty foods, but may occur at any time of day and it may wake you up during the night. Biliary colic doesn't happen often. After an episode of pain, it may be several weeks or months before you experience another episode. Some people also have periods where they sweat excessively and feel sick or vomit. When gallstones cause episodes of biliary colic, it is known as 'uncomplicated gallstone disease'.
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