Harvard Men's Health Watch
Attack of the gallstones
They affect more women, but men still are at risk. Most people never think about gallstones—that is until they experience the severe, gut-piercing pain of a gallstone attack. “These often strike after eating, especially a high-fat or high-cholesterol meal, and can last about 30 minutes to two or more hours,” says Dr. William Brugge, past director of gastrointestinal endoscopy at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.