What Should I Know About Gallstones?

Q:
What should I know about gallstones?

A:
Gallstones are “stones” that form in the gallbladder or bile ducts. The common types of gallstones are cholesterol, black pigment, and brown pigment.

Symptoms of gallstones:

  • biliary colic
  • pain in upper abdomen
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • fever

Complications of gallstones include:

  • cholangitis
  • gangrene of the gallbladder,
  • jaundice
  • pancreatitis
  • sepsis

If you show some of the symptoms, go to your doctor and have an examination. Because when symptoms show, your gallstones have become inflamed.

 

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