WITH so many types of tummy ache, it’s not always easy to know what’s wrong. The experts tell Kim Jones how to have a knowledge about the symptoms.
How it feels: A constant severe pain on the right side under the ribs that may radiate to the center of the back or shoulder blades, lasting from a few minutes to several hours. Episodes may be sporadic, and you may also experience vomiting, raised temperature, yellowing skin and/or whites of the eyes, shivering and itchy skin.
Could be: Gallstones.
Do this: “Gallstones, formed in the gallbladder, are made up of chemicals in bile such as cholesterol. See your GP as you may need to be referred for surgery to remove them.