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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

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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.

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Last reviewed: November 2018

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