Why does pain come from places other than the gallbladder during a gallbladder attack?

Answer It is what they call radiating pain, similarly when people with heart infarct (angina pectoris) report pain radiating in their arms/shoulders (phrenic nerve irritation).

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What does the gallbladder do?

It stores bile which is needed in food digestion.

What can i eat after gallbladder surgery?

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What are the benefits of gallbladder surgery?

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What Is the Primary Function of the Gallbladder?

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