What would you like to do?

Can gallstones cause pain in left side as well?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

The main reason gallstones may cause pain in the left side is because the bile duct joins the pancreatic duct. If a stone obstructs that area, you may have pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), due to pancreatic juice being unable to get out and attacking the pancreas itself. Because the pancreas is on the left side, you may feel pain on the left side.


Many doctors don't think of this and are likely to diagnose gastritis because the patient is reporting pain on the "wrong" side, or on both sides. There's also a misperception that pancreatitis can only be a severe problem, when in fact, the same as the usual gallbladder attacks on the right side, depending on the size of the stone, how long it's been causing an obstruction, and whether the obstruction is total or partial, the inflammation can be anything from very mild to very severe and life-threatening.


If you have the usual symptoms of gallstones, especially pale stools and gas, but your pain is on the left side or on both sides, you'd do well to remind your doctor that it can still be gallstones, and to check for this possibility.
Thanks for the feedback!

What causes pain in your lower left side?

it is reffered to as a cramp or a stitch in the side. When you over exert your body to physical activity, like running- or even fast dancing. That is what causes a stitch in

What causes pain on left side of waist?

Depends on where on the waist and a number of other things. For instance, it could be something as simple as gas or indigestion, or something more serious such as Krohn's Dise

What causes pain in the left side of your back?

You get back pain caused by stress. if you are going through tough times in your family , at work or school ,etc..... It is likely being centered there and is putting stress i
In Health

What can cause constant pain in the left side?

K First of all im only in seventh grade so don't be mad if it's wrong. Im taking sexed in health and my teacher talked about pain in ur right or left side once a month. It cou

How do you relieve pain cause by gallstones?

Generally a cholecystectomy is required to relieve the pain caused by gall stones. A cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gall bladder. You can reduce the pain, howe
In Health

What causes neck pain on left side?

What could be causing neck pain on left side could be generally oneof a couple things. One would be muscle spasms and the other couldbe nerve pain from tight muscles or a pinc