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If someone passes their stone do we know?

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Is it possible i could have passed my gallstone in the last attack.

last week i had a very very severe attack at late night due to overeating that day which took me to ER for the very first time as no pain killer was giving relief. i never had such painful attack before having some burning feeling too along with attack.

is it really possible i could have passed my stone. how do we know if someone passes their stone? like.. you dont get sick after eating fatty meals anymore or problem gets better instantly, etc...

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replied January 17th, 2011
Gallbladder Disease Answer A18600
Many thanks for posting on ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. It is very rare for gall stones to pass. However sometimes, they can pass from the gallbladder and into the common bile duct. f they get stuck in the duct for a prolonged period, they can obstruct the flow of bile through the ducts. This may lead to jaundice, infection in the bile (cholecystitis, cholangitis), or pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).

You need an urgent ultrasound and HIDA scan of the gall bladder to confirm the diagnosis.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.

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