Common symptoms include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • indigestion, bloating
  • an inability to tolerate greasy food
  • shooting, persistent, and SEVERE pain in the upper abdomen

There are many other symptoms, these are the most common. Pain usually occurs at night and ruins sleep. The pain is severe and constant. Some have the pain in their lower back or between the shoulder blades. Hot baths help somewhat. If you have problematic gallstones ‘attacks’ (of pain) usually happen shortly after eating fatty food.

Additional Symptoms

Nose

  • hardening and thickening at tip of nose
  • red nose
  • cleft nose
  • nose bending left (right side of body underactive)

Skin

  • black spots and brown patches
  • vertical wrinkles between eyebrows
  • horizontal wrinkles across the bridge of the nose
  • green or dark colour at temples
  • oily forehead
  • hair loss in central region of head

Tongue

  • coated yellow or white
  • teeth impressions
  • white mucus discharge
  • cracks in tongue

Eyes

  • skin under eyes is yellowish
  • bags under lower eyelids
  • white cloud over pupils
  • redness in whites of eye
  • thick white lines in periphery of iris
  • eyes lost their luster and shine

Hands

  • white, fatty skin on fingertips
  • dark red fingernails
  • whitish fingernails
  • vertical ridges
  • white dots on fingernails

Feet

  • yellowish colour
  • hard protrusion at ball of foot
  • hardness/callus at 4th toe
  • curving of big toe (first toe)
  • white colour and rough surface on 4th and 5th toe

Feces

  • dry, hard stool
  • pale, clay-coloured stool
  • sharp, sour, or penetrative odour
  • floating stool (too much fat, too little bile)

Mouth

  • bad breath
  • frequent burping
  • discharge into mouth and throat
  • crust formations at corners of the mouth

Lips

  • dark spots or patches
  • swollen or expanded lips

Gums

  • swollen
  • sensitive
  • bleeding

Teeth

  • pain
  • yellow

Additional Signs and Symptoms

  • pain in right shoulder
  • tennis elbow
  • frozen shoulder
  • numbness in legs
  • sciatica

If you have more than a few of theses symptoms… gallstones.

What If I Have No Gallbladder?

Some people have had their gallbladder removed. As mentioned, gallstones are the result of bile. Bile is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. The liver produces bile to help break down and digest food, particularly fat. If you have no gallbladder the liver still produces bile. Bile pooling in your liver will cause gallstones to form in the liver, thereby partially blocking the liver which leads to a variety of health issues. Gallstones have been known to reduce the abilities of the liver by up to 50%.