The formation of stones in the gallbladder or in the bile ducts is common. These stones are present in about 10% of the population without causing any pain or complications in the majority of cases. Only 15 to 25% of people with stones will develop symptoms over a period of 10 to 15 years.
Painful symptoms of gallbladder stones
Sometimes, gallstones occlude the cystic duct that connects the gallbladder to the bile ducts, which causes painful attacks (named biliary colic), often after a fatty meal. These pains are sharp and localized under the ribs on the right side.
The presence of the stones can be detected by abdominal ultrasound.
In addition to pain after meals, gallbladder stones can cause, or even
The treatment of symptomatic gallstones is surgical
The treatment of symptomatic (painful) gallbladder stones consists in general anesthesia, is done in the outpatient clinic, or depending on the patient's condition, with a hospital stay. In rare cases, the procedure must be performed by .. This operation helps preventing pain recurrence, as well as the potential occurrence of gallstone-related complications. The operation performed if possible by under
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