Biliary colic

Diagnosis of Biliary colic

When to seek medical advice: See your GP as soon as possible if you develop sudden and severe abdominal pain, particularly if it lasts longer than a few hours or is accompanied by other symptoms, such as jaundice and a ...1

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Specific Causes of Biliary colic

Gallstones: However, if a gallstone becomes trapped in an opening (duct) inside the gallbladder, it can trigger a sudden, intense abdominal pain that usually lasts between one and five hours. This type of abdominal pain is known as biliary colic ...2

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Causes List for Biliary colic

Possible causes of Biliary colic (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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Clinical Features of Biliary colic

Gallstones can cause sudden pain in the upper right abdomen. This pain, called a gallbladder attack or biliary colic, occurs when gallstones block the ducts of the biliary tract. ...Source: NIDDK (NIH)4 ...

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Treatments for Biliary colic

If you have episodes of abdominal pain (biliary colic), treatment depends on how the pain affects your daily activities. If the episodes are mild and infrequent, you may be prescribed painkillers to control further episodes and given advice about eating ...5

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References

  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ acute-cholecystitis/ 
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Gallstones/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ digestive-diseases/ gallstones
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ gallstones/ treatment/ 

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