Gallstones, solid matters (larger or small) that form in the gallbladder! The gallbladder is located in the abdominal cavity, specifically attached close to the liver). This oblong-shaped organ is responsible to store fat-digested fluid called ‘bile’.
substances in the bile may form crystals that stay in the gallbladder. In time
these crystals can turn into gallstones, causing inflammation and obstruction.
could be asymptomatic until they grow and become large enough to cause signs
and symptoms. If they cause symptoms, pain in the upper abdomen is one of the
most common one. The pain may last for minutes.
also cause ingestion after meal, especially when you eat high-fatty foods or
back pain? It’s pretty common with gallstones. About 63 % of patients with
gallstones might experience referred back pain, one study suggests !
exact cause of how people get gallstones are probably still debatable. But it’s
strongly believed that the stones have to do with diet high in animal fats.
Kidney stones, which are hard (solid) pieces that form in the kidneys and urinary tract (they can travel from the kidneys to somewhere else in the urinary tract such as ureters)! See more about kidney stones!
Since the kidneys are located just below your ribs, problems affecting the kidneys (such as kidney stones) are more likely to cause pain in the back – specifically around the flank area!
Back pain associated with kidney stones is usually also followed with other symptoms that signal the existence of the stones. These may include;
(blood in the urine).
pain. Kidney stones are so painful, the pain could be strong enough to radiate
elsewhere and affect your abdomen.
in the urinary tract, causing changes in the frequency and intensity to pass your
stones may also cause vogue symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. The pain
could be long lasting or short.