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What is gallbladder and biliary (bile duct) pain?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
Gallbladder and biliary (bile duct) pain is usually described as severe steady pain that is located in the middle upper abdomen above the belly button (the epigastrium) and/or in the right upper quadrant. It lasts for 30 minutes or more, with pain-free intervals that can last for days, weeks and months. Gallstones are usually responsible, but some patients have gallbladder or biliary pain that is not gallstone associated. These conditions are called functional disorders of the biliary tract and pancreas.
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