Gallstones tend to reduce the quantity of bile that enters the digestive tract, which results in indigestion. Complaints of gas and indigestion after meals is a common sign of a gallbladder attack. Biliary pain around the rib cage often accompanies indigestion. This pain may reach the shoulder and upper back. It is often difficult to differentiate between a gallbladder attack and heartburn. That is why it's so important to get evaluated immediately if you have this type of pain.
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