within the gall bladder
without symptoms is not unusual. You should not worry about any gall stones which do not produce symptoms. However, you should keep this information in the back of your mind if you do start developing symptoms.
Some of the symptoms of gall stone disease include:
1. severe steady ache or a full sensation in the upper right quadrant of your abdomen with frequent radiating pain
to the right shoulder;
frequently occuring with the pain;
and passing gas after a fatty meal (shouldn't be confused with pain);
4. A fatty meal may cause pain;
5. frequently symptoms occur at night;
If you are a male and have no symptoms in the presence of gall stones it is unlikely that you will develop symptoms. There is a very expensive medication that has fallen into disuse that may help dissolve gallstones in up to 50% of the population of unsymptomic patients. It can take up to two years for the medication to dissolve the gallstones if it does so at all.
In addition, a person could have extracoporeal shock wave therapy, but once again, this is not common due to the recurrence of gallstone disease.
Female patients above the age of forty and still having menstrual cycles and who are overweight
may have an increase in liklihood of gallstone disease causing symptoms.
If you begin having symptoms of gallstone disease, contact your physician for care. Your physician may order additional testing to determine if your symptoms are related to gallstone disease.