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I have gallstones, I had a bad attack Thursday night, the

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Hi, I have gallstones, I had a bad attack Thursday night, the rest of Friday and Saturday I was tender, if that make sense and watched my diet, I went to my GP on Friday and she said to go to A&E if I have another attack and I can't get to her, I have been up since 3am and the pain has slowly got worse. On the pain scale 1-10 I'd say I'm about a 7 at the moment, do you think I should go to A&E or wait it out. I know they are very busy and I hate to waste their time.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
your GP has told you to go to the A&E if you have another gall bladder attack so you should go.
these are very painful
in the USA, you would have seen a surgeon to talk about surgery to remove your gall bladder so you don't have these attacks.
your GP should refer you to see a surgeon to talk about removing your gall bladder filled with gall stones
there are medications like ursodiol which over time can help dissolve and prevent new gall stones from forming.
you should go to the A&E to have your gall bladder evaluated.
sometimes gall bladder attacks can lead to infection spread from the gall bladder to the liver which can cause worse pain and fever and elevated white blood cell counts and raised bilirubin levels.
you should go to the A&E
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Dr D, I will head to A&E.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
you are welcome
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talk to your doctors about the issues I mentioned.
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