Gallbladder stones are not just abdominal pain, let’s understand these “variety” symptoms

Cholelithiasis is a common clinical disease

Most patients with gallstones have no obvious symptoms

Some patients may sometimes be accompanied by mild discomfort

It was mistaken for stomach problems and did not seek medical treatment in time

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Cholelithiasis is basically found in routine physical examination

What are the symptoms of gallstones?

How to deal with it?

Let’s talk

Various symptoms of gallbladder stones

According to Director He Minggang of Sichuan Stone Disease Hospital:

strong>”Most gallbladder stones do not have any symptoms. Generally, after the stones cause inflammation or biliary obstruction, the following symptoms will appear from time to time and frequency.”

①Abdominal pain. This is the most common symptom in patients with gallbladder stones. Patients often experience varying degrees of right upper quadrant colic, pain, and dull pain after eating a full meal, eating greasy food, or changing their position during sleep.

②Abdominal distension. Some patients with gallbladder stones may feel pain and discomfort in the upper abdomen/right upper abdomen or the entire abdomen when they eat too much, eat high-fat food, work stress or rest well, especially after meals.

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③Right shoulder blade pain. Patients can feel pain in the right shoulder, which is mostly caused by pain radiation in the gallbladder area, which can occur simultaneously with right upper quadrant pain or alone.

④ Vest pain. Most patients feel pain and discomfort at the right side of the center of the back, which is caused by pain radiating from the gallbladder area. It can occur simultaneously with right upper quadrant pain, right shoulder blade pain, or alone .

⑤Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, nausea, and vomiting. Most of the gallbladder stones cause abdominal pain, leading to excitation of the vagus nerve or sympathetic nerve, resulting in nausea and other symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort.

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So, how to relieve the symptoms of gallstones?

When gallstones appear in the gallbladder, as long as the stones are not removed, the stones will last 24 hours Cholesterol stimulates the inner wall of the gallbladder, causing cholecystitis of varying degrees in the gallbladder.

With physical activity and excretion of bile, stones may also move from the body of the gallbladder to the neck of the gallbladder or the cystic duct, forming an embedded A sudden pause can hinder the passage of bile and unbalance the pressure in the biliary tract, which can cause acute cholecystitis and acute cholangitis in different degrees.

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In the above two cases, patients will have obvious symptoms such as abdominal pain, abdominal distension or shoulder and back pain. When the gallbladder is in the body, the pain can be relieved by itself. If the pain is severe or lasts for a long time, it can also be relieved by taking medicine or infusion.

Scientific treatment to get rid of stones as soon as possible

But what needs to be paid attention to is that taking medicine, infusion and other treatment methods can only temporarily relieve symptoms such as abdominal pain and distension, but the stones still exist in the gallbladder, so these symptoms may come back at any time.

Many gallbladder stone patients feel the same way, because the symptoms do come and go while taking medicine. According to Director He Minggang: “ This is because the gallbladder stone drugs currently used clinically cannot achieve a very good stone-dissolving effect for the time being, and the risk of stone expulsion is relatively high, so the limitations of drug treatment are very large , can only play a certain role in reducing inflammation and promoting choleresis, and relieving symptoms.”

Because of this, the current clinical treatment of gallbladder stones is surgical treatment. “However, since the specific conditions of gallbladder function of patients are different, the operation methods are different, and cholecystectomy or gallstone-preserving surgery can be selected as appropriate.” Director He Minggang pointed out.

Before the operation, according to the comprehensive evaluation of the results of various examinations, the gallbladder If the function is better, gallbladder stone removal can be performed.

For those with poor gallbladder function, such as acute cholecystitis leading to abnormal enlargement of gallbladder edema, pale and hard gallbladder wall, gallbladder porcelain, or gallbladder In the case of purulent perforation, gallbladder has no function and there is no need to preserve it, and gallbladder surgery can also be performed.

It can be seen that abdominal pain is not the only symptom of gallbladder stones. Once abdominal pain, bloating, right shoulder blade pain, vest pain, and even nausea , vomiting, etc., you should be more vigilant and seek medical screening in time to see if it is caused by gallstones.

Here, experts from Sichuan Stone Disease Hospital kindly remind that for those who have been found to have gallbladder stones, if they want to save gallstones and protect their future For the quality of life, it is recommended to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. It should be noted that the earlier the treatment, the better the gallbladder function, and the higher the chance of success in gallbladder stone removal.