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Are right-sided abdominal pain and weight loss symptoms of gall bladder stones?

When I was in treatment for breast cancer 10 years ago. Scans showed I was ( loaded)with gall stones. Their words not mine. I occasionally had pain ,right side,. But since I lost 40 lbs. Not so often. Keeping away from fatty foods . Trigger. Question do they go away or disappear on their own.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017
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Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I am Dr. Rommstein, I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can.
Your symptoms may be suggestive of gallbladder stones so you should do at least ultrasound or CT scan to evaluate it more accurately. This is caused by stone in bile duct and is very common condition. Stones are see more commonly in obese people and those with diabetes. You need to change your dietary habits first. Need to avoid fried food, carbonated drinks, coffee, alcohol and spicy food. You should eat more milk products, vegetables and boiled food. If there is no improvement on lifestyle or dietary changes, then surgery is recommended. Other causes include pancreatitis or pleuordinia and should be considered if gallbaldder stones are ruled out.

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