Biliary Colic

Definition of Biliary Colic:

A steady or irregular pain in the upper abdomen, usually under the right rib cage, and frequently severe.  It is caused by a gallbladder problem, usually gallstones.

Also: Biliary Pain

Topics Related to Biliary Colic

Aspirin a treatment
“...Several studies have been conducted to show that prostaglandin inhibitors such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can prevent the formation of gallstones, as well as reduce the biliary pain associated with this process...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...At any point, stones may obstruct the cystic duct, which leads from the gallbladder to the common bile duct, and cause pain (biliary colic), infection and inflammation (cholecystitis), or all of these...”
...our question about Onset of abdominal pain after large or fatty meals
“The mildest and most common symptom of gallbladder disease is intermittent pain called biliary colic, which occurs either in the middle or right side of the upper abdomen...”

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

...the condition
“...The main symptom of Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction is recurring upper-right quadrant or epigastric abdominal pain, also known as biliary colic.  The pain is usually steady, usually severe, and often made worse by meals – especially fatty meals...”
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