I'm trying to lose about 30 pounds, and lately I've had stomach pains in the upper right part of my belly. What could be wrong?
Answer: You may have gallstones, which can occur when you have too much cholesterol in your bile or when your gallbladder does not empty properly. Most people never have symptoms, but if the gallstone blocks a duct, you may have pain similar to what you describe. Other signs include nausea, fever, indigestion, and an increase in symptoms when you eat fatty food. Gallstones are more common in overweight people. Rapid weight loss can also lead to gallstones.
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