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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

User avatar Hi!

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,

Warm regards,

-Bill

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