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Five Gallstone Symptoms One Shouldn’t Ignore

August 13, 2018

Gallbladder is a small organ that is situated in the right side of your abdomen just below the liver. This pear shaped organ holds the digestive fluid called bile that is released in the small intestine. Gallstones are the hard deposits of digestive fluids that may deposit in the Gallbladder. The size of gallstones can be as small as a grain or as big as a golf ball.

Symptoms to look out for

Some people may develop a single Gallstone while others may develop many of them at the same time. The Gallstones that doesn’t show any symptoms generally do not need any medical attention. If a Gallstone lodges in a duct and results to blockage then the symptoms may include a sudden and intense pain in the upper right portion of the abdomen. Some people may even experience a sudden and intense pain in the center of the abdomen just below the breastbone. Other symptoms may include pain in the right shoulder, back pain between the shoulder blades, vomiting or nausea. A typical Gallstone pain can last from a few minutes to a few hours.

When you need to see a doctor?

It is important to consult a doctor if you develop symptoms or signs of a serious Gallstone. Particularly, if you feel high fever with chills, intense abdominal pain that you cannot sit or find a comfortable position. Also pay attention to your health if you feel that your skin has become yellow.

Types and causes of Gallstone

A Gallstone can be of two types i.e. Pigment gallstones and Cholesterol Gallstones. A Pigment gallstone is the one i.e. black or dark brown stones that result when your bile contains too much bilirubin. On the other hand, a Cholesterol gallstone is one of the most common type of gallstone that generally yellow in colour. Such gallstones are formed mainly from undissolved cholesterol and may even contain other components.

There are three major causes that can result to the formation of Gallstone. It can form if the bile contains too much bilirubin, bile contains too much cholesterol or if the gall bladder doesn’t empty correctly. So, if you suspect that you may have a Gallstone then make sure to consult our medical professionals at V HeLP Laser Clinic (http://lasersurgeryclinic.in/) or simply call us on +91-8949576683 to get your appointment.

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