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Gallstones developing in your gall bladder can cause significant pain as well as other complications. They can range in size from a small piece of sand or gravel to something as large as a golf ball. They can occur from a variety of different health conditions, including too much cholesterol or bilirubin, which is a chemical produced from red blood cells breaking down in the bile.

Identifying some of the early symptoms can help improve your options for pain management and treatment. To aid in this endeavor, Dr. Tomas Birriel offers the following insights.

Discomfort in the upper right quadrant of your abdomen is often one of the first symptoms of a gallbladder problem. This can sometimes feel like it’s located just beneath your breast bone.

You should also be wary of other symptoms such as:

-A sudden increase from discomfort to pain in the abdomen
-Pain between the shoulders or in the right shoulder
-A yellowing in your skin or the whites of your eyes
-High fever and chills

Early diagnosis is very important. Treatment options will vary depending on the severity of the problem.

If you have been struggling with gallstone symptoms or if you have concerns about the health of your gallbladder, you should call 985-312-4774 to schedule a consultation at Tomas Birriel MD.