The pain may spread from the right side of the upper abdomen
to the side and to the back, under the right shoulder blade or scapular bone.
The sufferer often paces around or curls up in bed, assuming
various postures, looking for a position of comfort.
There may be associated nausea or actual vomiting.
The pain tends to last for about 20 to 30 minutes, few hours or a whole day or two and then resolves.
Food rich in fat like fries, stews, or heavy meals are more likely to trigger attacks of biliary
If you suffer with the above symptoms with associated fever,
feeling hot and cold and perhaps shivering, with yellowness of the white area
of your eyes (jaundice), this is often due to cholecystitis , which could
potentially be serious if not treated in good time. It is important you consult
your doctor immediately or go to your local Emergency Room or A&E.