Gall Stones: Symptom and Causes


Many people with gallstones will never have any symptoms. Symptoms usually start when one or more gallstones move out of your gallbladder and into your bile duct, where they can become stuck. This can cause sudden severe pain, which is called biliary colic, and inflammation, which is called cholecystitis.
Common symptoms of gallstones may include:
  • Sudden severe upper abdominal pain on your right-side and upper back this may last for several hours
  • Feeling sick
  • High temperature, shivering and sweating
  • Yellowing of skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Clay-colored stools and tea colored urine
  • Nausea and vomiting


Imbalances in the substances that make up bile cause gallstones. Gallstones may form if bile contains too much cholesterol, too much bilirubin, or not enough bile salts. Several factors may come together to create gallstones, including:
  • Genetics
  • Obesity
  • Decreased motility (movement) of the gallbladder
  • High calorific Diet
  • Parasites like clonorchis or ascaris

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