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Gallstones/ abdominal pain

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

They are a problem that can bring pain like you have never felt before, but gallstones are treatable if you know what you are up against.

Dr. Jeffery Chen sees gallstones frequently.

People typically complain of abdominal pain in the upper abdomen and right upper quadrant that will occasionally radiate to the back.

A low fat diet can usually minimize the symptoms, however patients will eventually need surgery.

The most standard treatment is to remove the gallbladder. The surgery usually involves an overnight stay in the hospital and patients are usually back to work in a week.

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