What are the symptoms of gallstones?
If you have gallstones and they become stuck in an opening inside your gallbladder, this can cause extreme pain, usually in the upper abdomen. The pain can start suddenly, often within half an hour of eating fatty foods, and can last for anywhere between a few minutes and several hours. Sometimes the pain will spread to your right shoulder blade or side. Other symptoms can include: nausea, vomiting, fever and diarrhea; dark-colored urine and pale stools, and; jaundice - yellowing of the skin and whites of your eyes.
Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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