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Biliary colic

Updated: 2018-05-25


Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve, others) may ease pain. Avoiding fatty foods may help prevent biliary colic attacks.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • High fever
  • Severe pain
  • Yellow tint to the eyes or skin
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Persistent symptoms
  • Recurring symptoms