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I am having a gallstone attack according to Google however I

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I am having a gallstone attack according to Google however I do not know what to do to make it easier to deal with right now. Last night I was in pain for over 4 hours and then it was okay to deal with throughout most of the day except for the Backache. Now stomach and back are killing me again. is there anything I can do to relieve this pain without going to the doctor tonight
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

In which part of abdomen do you feel the pain precisely?

Do you have any other symp***** *****ke nausea, vomiting?

Did you take any measure?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It is the upper part of my stomach. Yesterday I had the nausea I have not had the nausea right now. I have the horrible back ache in the same area of the pain in my stomach and it's more on the right side right below my breast.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have taken Advil today hoping this might relieve the pain but it is not
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I just need to know what to do until the weekend is over and I can go see a doctor in regards ***** ***** the gallstone do large gallstones removed
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for all the information,
Hepatitis or inflammation of the liver, gall bladder disease can cause pain in the right side below the rib cage & breast.
It can go to the back..
Sometimes peptic ulcer pain can also be felt on the right side.
It can also go to back.
For treating gall bladder pain, you would need antispasmodic like dicyclomine which is prescription grade medicine.
In addition, fluid, antibiotics can be needed.
You can try tylenol for pain.
Antacid, zantac can help in acid problem.
If you do not feel relief with those, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.

Ultrasound of liver, gall bladder, bladder work would be needed.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The information you have given I did read on Google however I was just hoping for an easy fast remedy until I can get to a doctor and do the ultrasound exam. I will go ahead and continue taking antacids and Advil and hopefully I will be able to be more comfortable later on tonight
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

I would advice to avoid advil.

It can increase the pain if it is from gastritis, peptic ulcer.

Tylenol would be a safer option.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you that is good to know. However I have already taken the Advil and I have no Tylenol around at this point in time. But I know now not to take any more Advil
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 month ago.

You are always welcome.
You can take antacid, zantac or nexium now which would reduce the gastric side effects of advil.
Best wishes.