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Gallstones (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

If a person has an episode or recurring episodes of abdominal pain 30 minutes to one hour following meals, call a health care practitioner for an appointment.

Go to a hospital emergency department if the person has this abdominal pain with any of the following conditions:

  • the abdominal pain cannot be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication;

  • the person begins vomiting or develops a fever, chills, or sweats; or

  • the person has jaundice.

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Gallstones are concretions that form in the biliary tract, usually in the gallbladder.

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