GALLSTONE
Description


 
  Symptoms
Abdominal pain Back - pain Eyes - yellowness
Fever Nausea Skin - pale
Sweating Vomiting  
  Description

Gallstones, also called Cholelithiasis, are hard lumps that develop in the gallbladder or bile duct. Stones are composed by cholesterol, calcium bilirubinate and calcium carbonate. However, cholesterol stones make up a majority of all gallstones.

When a gallstone gets stuck in any of the cystic duct the cystic ducts, it may lead tan inflammatory condition characterized by retention of bile in the gallbladder, causing a typical “gallstone attack” or “biliary colic” in which a person may experience intense pain in the upper-right side of the abdomen.

The back pain symptom is located between the shoulder blades or below the right shoulder.

Gallstones within the gallbladder are often asymptomatic. Even for years, many people with gallstones have no symptoms but still may need close observation and medical care in order to avoid sudden complications.

  Diagnosis

The presence of gallstones in the gallbladder can be confirmed with the following procedures:

- Abdominal ultrasound

- CT scan

- MRI scan

- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

- Cholescintigraphy

- Blood test, including cholesterol test,

  More Information:
Gallstone Treatment
Gallstone Healthcare Centers
 

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