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Forum Name: Liver Diseases
Question: gall stones
|red88346 - Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:41 am||
can you tell me the systoms of gall stones
|Dr. Russell M - Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:51 pm||
Most gall stones are asymptomatic. Biliary colic, i.e., pain in the epigastrium of the abdomen, just below the chest in front, or pain on the right side of upper abdomen, which lasts from 1 to 5 hours, and which goes to the shoulder may suggest gall stones.
A usual phrase that goes with gall stones is... "fat fair fertile flatulant female of forty" ... i.e., obesity, white, pregnant, belching-passing gas, females, perienopausal age group are all associated with symptoms of gall stones.
Hope this helps,
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