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If you experience pain or other symptoms that you think may be gallstones, visit your doctor.

If you experience pain or other symptoms that you think may be gallstones, visit your doctor.
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Gallstones symptoms

Most people with gallstones never experience any symptoms, but some people do get symptoms such as:

You should see a doctor or attend the nearest Emergency Department if you notice these symptoms. Seek urgent medical attention if you have pain in your abdominal area that’s so intense that you find it uncomfortable to sit.

Last reviewed: November 2016

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Gallstones | myVMC

Gallstone disease is characterised by the formation of cholesterol or pigment stones in the gall bladder. They do not usually cause symptoms.

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Gallstones: what are they? - myDr.com.au

Gallstones are stone-like deposits that form in the gallbladder. There are 2 main types of gallstones: cholesterol stones and pigment stones.

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Gallstones: complications - myDr.com.au

Complications relating to gallstones include: inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), bile duct (cholangitis), and pancreas (biliary pancreatitis); and obstruction of the intestine (gallstone ileus).

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Gallstones: diagnosis - myDr.com.au

Several tests may be used in the diagnosis of gallstones, including blood tests, ultrasound and other imaging tests.

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Common Bile Duct Stone (Choledocholithiasis, Cholangitis, Obstructive Jaundice) | myVMC

Choledocholithiasis or bile duct stone refers to passage of gall stones into the bile duct. The gall stones obstruct the bile duct causing jaundice.

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Cholecystitis | myVMC

Cholecystitis is the inflammation of the Gallbladder

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Jaundice (yellow discolouration of the skin) information | myVMC

Jaundice results from excesive blood bilirubin levels, and may be a symptom of liver failure or disease, or bile duct disorders such as gallstones.

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Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) - myDr.com.au

MRCP is a technique for imaging the bile ducts and the pancreatic duct (and the gallbladder, pancreas and liver) using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). It can show gallstones, tumours, and inflammation.

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