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Gallstones (cont.)

Gallstones Treatment

Gallstones Self-Care at Home

After a diagnosis of gallstones, the patient may choose not to have surgery or may not be able to have surgery right away. There are measures the patient can take to relieve the symptoms to include:

  • intake of only clear liquids to give the gallbladder a rest,
  • avoid fatty or greasy meals, and
  • take acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.) for pain.

Call a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or if new symptoms appear. Abdominal pain with vomiting, fever, or jaundice warrants an immediate visit to a doctor's office or a hospital emergency department.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/6/2014

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