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What is biliary colic?

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Biliary colic happens when a gallstone temporarily blocks the bile duct. The gallbladder contracts, causing pain. Often, the condition happens after eating a fatty meal.

SOURCES: 

The Mayo Clinic. 

National Digestive Disease Informational Clearinghouse. 

Colorado Center for Digestive Disorders. 

American Liver Foundation.


 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCES: 

The Mayo Clinic. 

National Digestive Disease Informational Clearinghouse. 

Colorado Center for Digestive Disorders. 

American Liver Foundation.


 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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