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Just Now nausea and vomiting. fever—even a low-grade fever—or chills. yellowish color of your skin or whites of your eyes, called jaundice. tea-colored urine and light-colored stools. These symptoms may be signs of a serious infection or inflammation of the gallbladder, liver, or pancreas. Gallstone symptoms may be similar to symptoms of other

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4 hours ago Pain caused by gallstone issues usually lasts for only a few hours, but it can feel severe. If gallstones are left untreated or unidentified, the symptoms may increase to include: a …

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3 hours ago Gallstones form when bile stored in the gallbladder hardens into stone-like material. Too much cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin (bile pigment) can cause gallstones. When gallstones are present in the gallbladder itself, it is called cholelithiasis. When gallstones are present in the bile ducts, it is called choledocholithiasis.

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9 hours ago First, those who have a long history of gallstones are at a higher risk of developing cancer of the gallbladder. Other complications include: Cholecystitis, or gallbladder inflammation. This causes extreme pain and fever. Bile duct blockage, which causes severe pain, bile duct infection and jaundice.

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2 hours ago Gallstones are pieces of solid material that form in your gallbladder, a small organ under your liver. Learn more about the types, …

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1 hours ago Gallstones can cause symptoms if they get caught in the narrow outlet of the gallbladder, or in the ducts that drain the gallbladder. After meals, especially meals high in fat, muscles in the wall of the gallbladder contract to help release bile into the intestines. It can be very painful if the gallbladder squeezes against a gallstone, or if a

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6 hours ago Causes of Gallstones Researchers believe that gallstones may be caused by a combination of factors, including inherited body chemistry, body weight, gallbladder motility (movement), and perhaps diet. Additionally, people with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) are at increased risk to develop gallstones.

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5 hours ago The gallbladder is a storage pouch for bile, a liquid that aids digestion. The liver continually makes bile, which is stored in the gallbladder until you eat. When you consume food, the stomach releases a hormone that causes the muscles around the gallbladder to contract and release the bile. Bile helps break down fat during digestion.

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2 hours ago Gallstones can cause acute cholecystitis, which is a more serious condition when the gallbladder is actually inflamed. This happens if a stone blocks off the cystic duct, which increases the pressure within the gallbladder. This condition may require antibiotics, hospitalization and even urgent surgery. Stones that pass out of the gallbladder

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2 hours ago Gallstones don’t cause urinary tract symptoms such as dysuria, turbid urine, and frequent urination. A bacterial or fungal infection causes urinary tract infection. Kidney stones (not gallstones) may predispose to such a condition. If you have typical symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI), consult your doctor. UTI symptoms are more likely

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4 hours ago Definition & Facts. Gallstones are hard, pebble-like pieces of material, usually made of cholesterol or bilirubin, that develop in your gallbladder. When gallstones block your bile ducts, they can cause sudden pain, which means you need medical attention right away. If left untreated, they can cause complications.

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4 hours ago Gallstones cause around 35–40% of these. This article discusses gallstone pancreatitis, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications. We also explore what a person can

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8 hours ago A bacterial infection causes gallbladder infection. Stones are caused by a build-up of cholesterol or other materials. Cancer is a tumor that may form in the gallbladder. Infection can cause fever, clay-colored stools, and jaundice. Stones may cause pain in the upper right abdomen. Cancer may cause weight loss, fatigue, and jaundice.

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9 hours ago If too much bile gets trapped, the gallbladder can become inflamed. "Bile also can back up and enter the blood, which can cause jaundice, a condition in which the skin and whites of the eyes appear yellowish," says Dr. Brugge. Other symptoms may include sweating, chills, low-grade fever, or dark-yellow colored urine.

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2 hours ago What Are Gallstones? Learn what foods you can eat to manage this condition. The bile contents in the bile may sometimes crystallize and form gallstones. The potential causes of gallstones include high cholesterol, high bilirubin and decreased bladder emptying. Risk factors for gallstones include female gender, age over 40, obesity, weight loss, …

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8 hours ago Causes. Gallstones are thought to be caused by an imbalance in the chemical make-up of bile inside the gallbladder. Bile is a liquid produced by the liver to help digestion. It's unclear what causes the chemical imbalance, but gallstones can form if there are unusually high levels of: cholesterol inside the gallbladder (about 4 out of 5

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2 hours ago Gallstones can cause sharp, intense pain in the upper right part of the abdomen. This pain may radiate to your back and up to your shoulder blade. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, light

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What are the possible causes of gallstones?

The following are suggested risk factors for gallstones:

  • Obesity. Obesity is a major risk factor for gallstones, especially in women.
  • Estrogen. ...
  • Ethnicity. ...
  • Gender. ...
  • Age. ...
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs. ...
  • Diabetes. ...
  • Rapid weight loss. ...
  • Fasting. ...

Can gallstones go away on their own?

Smaller gallstones sometimes float out of the gallbladder on their own and are eliminated from the body in feces. Gallstone attacks can also calm down on their own if the bothersome stones shift position within the gallbladder. Even when gallstone symptoms go away on their own, they return within two years in about two of three people.

What are the dangers of gallstones?

Some of these less common symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Burping
  • Feeling full sooner than usual after eating
  • Regurgitating fluids
  • Bloating
  • Burning sensation behind the breastbone or in the upper central abdomen
  • Nausea and/or vomiting without biliary colic

How dangerous is untreated gallstones?

  • Flatulence
  • Bloating or having chronic digestive problems after consuming high-fat diets
  • Severe and sudden pain in the upper right abdomen.
  • Pain that radiates to right shoulder or back (between shoulder blades)
  • Nausea and vomitting (mainly from cholecystitis or inflammation of gallbladder)
  • High fever and chills

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