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Biliary colic/ gallbladder attack treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about biliary colic?

Yes. In select provinces, you can now speak to a licensed general surgeon on Maple about surgical options to treat your biliary colic. Within 24 hours, a Maple physician will determine if you are eligible for a consultation based on your existing test reports and diagnosis information. If eligible, a Maple physician will write you a consultation letter that you can take back to your family doctor to guide next steps in your care. If the Maple doctor suspects that your situation is more serious, they may suggest you go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination. 

To learn more about how our online general surgeon consultations work, please click here.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What is Biliary Colic?

Biliary colic is an intense and sporadic pain felt in the upper abdomen. This pain occurs when high levels of fat and bile create crystals, called gallbladder stones, which block the normal flow of bile from the gallbladder into the small intestine.

What are the symptoms of Biliary colic?

Symptoms of biliary colic include:

  • A sharp and intense ache or pressure in the upper abdomen and right shoulder blade, which typically occur after eating a high-fat meal

Associated symptoms of biliary colic include: 

  • Sudden and intense chest or abdominal pain while inhaling or exhaling 
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Fever
How can I treat Biliary Colic?

For less severe cases, you may manage biliary colic by taking prescription pain medication and committing to a low-fat diet. Additionally, oral medication can be taken to help dissolve the gallstones blocking the normal flow of bile from the gallbladder. However, if the pain is severe or reoccuring, a physician may recommend that you have a procedure done to surgically remove your gallbladder.

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start consulting with a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

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