Most people with gallstones never experience any symptoms, but some people do get symptoms such as:
- sudden severe pain in the abdomen, back or right shoulder
- yellowing of your skin or eyes
- clay-coloured poo
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