I have had a scan for Gallstones which I had today.

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I have had pain in my upper right abdomen for some time but its getting really bad like every day.  The sonographer found gallstone but didn't show any signs of why I would have pain. What does that mean??

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    Hi  You don't have infection. Or a stone blocked in your bile duct. But even with stones present if you eat a fatty or rich food the gallbladder squeezes out extra bile for the stomach to digest . And the gallbladder squeezing /contracting causes pain if stones are present...

    believe me it gets worse than a just pain... If a stone gets stuck you get an agonising colic attack. And if infection sets in misery.

    but positively you may just need to go on a low fat diet to manage your gall stones . Wait and see what your gp recommends.

    surgery is the total solution . But you may not be at that point yet ..chin up ..

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    Sally 14743 explains it the best and has helped me ease some of my pains before I have my surgery. 

    So listen to her, she is very helpful



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    Hi Vickie.  From what I understand about gallstones, is that pain came come and go, caused by a mobile stone I.e. When the gallbladder contracts to release some bile, a small stone can be flushed into the duct and cause periodic pain which subsides a little when the stone moves itself.   This was the type of stones I had originally.  Let us know what your outcome is?  Look after yourself x
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