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Most people with gallstones (60% to 80%) have no symptoms. In fact, they are usually unaware that they have gallstones unless symptoms occur. These "silent gallstones" usually require no treatment.
Symptoms usually occur as complications develop. The most common symptom is pain in the right upper part of the abdomen. Because the pain comes in episodes, it is often referred to as an "attack."
Other common symptoms of gallstones include the following:
Warning signs of a serious problem are fever, jaundice, and persistent pain.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/6/2014
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