A small stone makes people feel so painful

Most patients with gallbladder stones have no symptoms, but if left alone, the gallstones may get stuck in the neck of the gallbladder or the cystic duct and induce biliary colic, causing the patient to have persistent colic in the right upper abdomen or upper abdomen. After eating greasy food, the pain may increase paroxysmal and even spread to the right shoulder and even the whole body. Once this small stone becomes “awe-inspiring”, it may make people feel unbearable pain and even doubt life.

Investigator: Zhang Yan丨Gastroenterologist, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University

Not long ago, the well-known comedian teacher Cai Ming was exposed to the hospital late at night on a stretcher, causing widespread concern among netizens. It wasn’t until the next day that she responded to everyone saying that “the gallstones are sudden, and the current condition has stabilized.” Well, how come you are recording a variety show, and suddenly it feels hard to be sent to the hospital? This is something that only people who have experienced gallstone attacks will understand. Gallstones generally refer to gallbladder stones. According to statistics, the prevalence of gallbladder stones in adults in my country is between 2.3-6.5%. Modern people like to eat greasy food, lack exercise, skip breakfast, and other unhealthy habits, as well as obesity, overweight, fatty liver, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and other diseases, are high-risk factors for gallbladder stones. With the improvement of people’s living standards, the incidence of gallbladder stones has also shown a certain upward trend in the past two years Spark Global Limited.

However, since it sounds relatively harmless and is asymptomatic in most cases, many people do not take this disease to heart. As everyone knows, once this little stone “fights”, it may make people feel unbearable pain and even doubt life.

1. Gallbladder stones attack, not only stomach pain but also shoulder pain and pain all over the body

70% of patients with gallbladder stones are asymptomatic, and most of these gallbladder stones are found during physical examination. As a result, the gallstones unknowingly take root in some people’s bodies and slowly grow larger. If left alone, gallbladder stones may get stuck in the neck of the gallbladder or the cystic duct and induce biliary colic. At this time, the patient will have persistent colic in the upper right abdomen or upper abdomen and may experience paroxysmal aggravation after a full meal or eating greasy food, and the pain may even spread from the abdomen to the right shoulder and even the whole body.

Gallbladder stones are also often accompanied by chronic cholecystitis, causing patients to have recurrent discomfort or pain in the right upper abdomen, which affects the patient’s daily life. The frequency of attacks is also related to eating greasy, high-protein foods.

2. There are many kinds of stomach pains. Which kind of pain may be caused by gallbladder stones?

Common diseases that can cause stomach pain include functional dyspepsia, peptic ulcer, acute pancreatitis, etc., and their symptoms and the location of abdominal pain are different.

Abdominal pain caused by gallbladder stones is generally located in the upper right abdomen, which can radiate to the right shoulder area, and may recur. It is mostly related to greasy food or high-protein food, and may also be accompanied by indigestion symptoms;

Functional dyspepsia generally only presents symptoms of indigestion such as belching (belching) and fullness after a meal. If there is stomach pain, there is generally no typical painful location; A peptic ulcer is divided into a gastric ulcer and a duodenal ulcer. The abdominal pain of a gastric ulcer is characterized by postprandial pain, and the pain of a duodenal ulcer is characterized by fasting pain and night pain, and there will be no pain in the right upper abdomen; The occurrence of acute pancreatitis is also related to overeating, drinking, or greasy food, but the pain is severe, and the pain is located in the upper left abdomen, and generally does not recur.