Gallbladder blockage in the bile ducts
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A biliary colic occurs suddenly - usually evening or at night after a fatty meal. Out of nowhere, this occurs very strong and dull pain in the right upper abdomen that can last up to several hours a few Minten. The good news: Usually goes by biliary colic by itself and does not cause secondary damage.
In addition to the pain some patients have, at a biliary colic at:
Many describe the pain associated with biliary colic than almost unbearable. Often take the pain affected not only the right upper abdomen true, but feel it even in the middle of the abdomen, in the right shoulder or upper back.
A biliary colic, in many cases, although after some time pass by itself, but you should definitely call in suspected biliary an ambulance or can go to the hospital. The doctor may anticonvulsants (Antispasmodics), and strong painkillers administer, so that the pain subside soon.
How is a biliary colic?
Women are peculiar often affected by biliary colic. The reason: women are gallstones - the main cause of biliary colic - about twice as often as in men.
Gallstones are small solid crystalline deposits that arise when the various components of the bile are not mutually exclusive in the right proportion. Stay the gallstones in the gallbladder, they do not cause discomfort in the rule. After a high fat meal and lush however, it may happen that the gallstone is flushed from the gallbladder into the bile ducts and get stuck there.
As a result, the muscles in the wall of the bile ducts pull together spasmodically, to press the gallstone through the bile ducts into the small intestine. These spasms cause the typical pain associated with biliary colic.
Once the gallstone has reached the small intestine, the pain can usually subside relatively quickly again. Since the gallstone but irritating on his walk through the bile ducts, the inner walls, sufferers often feel a few days after a biliary colic still pain in the right upper abdomen.
Sometimes a slight jaundice occurs in the following days (jaundice) on - this refers to a yellowing of the skin and eyes. The chair of the persons concerned is often discolored because through the bile duct closure bile pigments are missing in the chair. In addition, so-called fat diarrhea, may occur after a biliary colic because the fat reduction is disturbed by the lack of bile.