Liver colic - Definition

October 2017


Definition


The pain of liver colic, sometimes called biliary pain, is the result of an obstruction in the bile ducts. The pain of liver colic is located in the upper part of the abdomen, mainly on the right side, and is sometimes accompanied by nausea or vomiting. This pain comes on suddenly and often increases when breathing in. The pain can sometimes go up to the shoulder or the right shoulder blade and can occur in episodes. Faced with this kind of pain, an abdominal ultrasound can be performed and identify stones in the gall bladder. The removal of the gall bladder, or cholecystectomy, will make the pain disappear.

Related

Original article published by Jeff. Translated by Jeff. Latest update on November 5, 2013 at 08:30 AM by Jeff.
This document, titled "Liver colic - Definition," is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (health.ccm.net).