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Signs & Symptoms of Gallstones

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Symptoms & Signs of Gallbladder Disease
Chronic indigestion: These include nausea, gas, bloating and sometimes abdominal pain. These usually occur when you eat high-fat foods. But even if you have gallstones, they often aren't the cause of your digestive problems. A number of other conditions including Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and peptic ulcers of the stomach or duodenum also can cause chronic indigestion. For that reason, it's important to discuss your symptoms carefully with your doctor.

Sudden, steady and moderate to intense pain in your upper middle or upper right abdomen: This is a type gallbladder attack. The pain will occur one to two hours after eating but may also occur at other times even at night. It will last from 15 to 30 minutes to several hours. Gallbladder pain starts in your upper middle or upper right abdomen and, on occasion, may shift to your back or right shoulder blade. After the pain subsides, you might have a mild aching or soreness in your upper abdomen that can last for up to a day or so. Gallbladder attacks tend to occur infrequently weeks, months or even years apart.

Nausea and vomiting: These signs and symptoms may accompany a gallbladder attack.

Other Symptoms include the following
abdominal fullness, gaseous
abdominal pain
chills and shaking
chest pain under the breastbone
Pain, mostly on the upper right side of the abdomen
Pain following meals, intolerance of fatty foods
Nausea, vomiting
Loss of appetite