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Severe upper abdominal pain, pale colored stools. Gall bladder stones?

I was in the ER 3 nights ago with sever upper abdomal pain. After an ultra sound , the doctor said I had gallstones. I have an appointment in a week with a specialist to follow up. For the past two days I have had clay or pale colored stools . I know the gall bladder issue is the cause. My question is am i ok to wait a week to see the specialist or should I try and move the appointment up? I wasn t sure if that was a sing of a serious problem or not.
Asked On : Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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Do you have jaundice.. is there itching all over the body ? If you are developing clay colored stools it is possible that a stone is impacted in the bile duct.. yes you must consult your specialist ASAP.
Answered: Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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hello, welcome to HCM Forum, you are suffering from abd pain due to GB stones it is known as cholecystitis. Ideally it is a surgical case, removal of Gall bladder(Cholecystectomy) by laproscopy is indicated for such type of case. So you should visit gastroentrologist for required procedure. thanx Good Luck.
Answered: Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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