Signs and Symptoms of Gallstones in Humans
Gallstones generally do not cause disease. Signs and Symptoms of Gallstones can occur if the stone blocks the gallbladder or other gastrointestinal tract. The main symptom that is usually experienced is abdominal pain that comes suddenly or called with biliary colic.
This pain can occur in some parts of the stomach. Among them are the middle, top, or right abdomen. The pain can also spread to the side of the body or shoulder blades. The signs of abdominal pain also vary, for example:
- Can appear at any time
- It can last for a few minutes to hours.
- It will not decrease even if it has been to the toilet, fart, or vomit.
- The frequency of occurrence is rare but can be triggered by foods with high levels of fat.
If gallstones cause a blockage in one of the digestive tract, the following symptoms may appear:
- Persistent or constant back pain.
- High fever.
- Rapid heartbeat.
- Itching of the skin.
- Loss of appetite.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Pain in the shoulder.
It is important for you to be aware of biliary colic even though the symptoms are trivial and inconsistent. Immediately consult your doctor if you have severe stomachache lasting more than eight hours, jaundice or fever.