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Biliary Colic


Biliary colic is pain in the upper right side of the abdomen.


  • Gallstones
  • Obstruction in the bile ducts


  • Sudden pain which lasts for 1-5 hours
  • Pain or cramping that starts in the right side of abdomen and may radiate to the back, the right side of the chest or right arm
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Flatulence


  • Dilation of the restricted passage, if any
  • Medications to dissolve the gallstones if any
  • Surgical removal of the gallstones or gallbladder


  • Controlling the risk factors for gallstones
  • Controlling obesity and high fat diet