Gallstones

Gallstones are a form of gallbladder disease. The gallbladder is a small organ that helps you digest food.

HOME CARE

  • Only take medicine as told by your doctor.

  • Eat a low-fat diet.

  • Follow up as told.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • Your pain gets worse.

  • You develop yellow skin or eyes (jaundice).

  • The pain moves to another part of your belly (abdomen) or back.

  • You have a temperature by mouth above 102° F (38.9° C), not controlled by medicine.

  • You feel sick to your stomach (nauseous) and throw up (vomit).

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.