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Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

Your gallbladder is a small organ located near the liver. It stores bile used in the digestion of fat. If you think you might have gallbladder disease then you might want to look at gallbladder symptoms. You can arm yourself with information to help you get treatment. Please note that this article is meant solely to arm you with more information going into your doctor's appointment and is not meant to diagnose anything.

Key Points of Gallbladder Disease

  • Gallbladder disease is a serious disease that is unfortunately common. It currently affects around 20 million Americans.
  • Gallbladder disease can cause extreme pain in your abdomen and back and should be taken seriously.
  • Thankfully, there are a lot of different treatments you and your doctor can discuss to tackle this problem.

One of the gallbladder symptoms is pain in the abdomen area. It's usually quite severe and is located on the right side in the upper area of your abdomen. It's a pain that is worse when you take a deep breath. The pain radiates around your back, usually right around your right shoulder blade. Your gall bladder pain is usually worse after you have just finished eating food that is high in fat content. The abdominal pain may be accompanied by a feeling of abdominal fullness or excessive gas.

Nausea and vomiting are other gallbladder symptoms. Nausea and vomiting may be accompanied by heartburn. Nausea and vomiting can occur at any time, but they may be more prevalent right after eating fatty foods. They are also aggravated by any feelings of abdominal pain.

Gallbladder symptoms include fever, chills, and shaking as well. Again, these symptoms are more likely to occur after eating fatty foods or fatty drinks since the gall bladder is the organ responsible for helping you digest fat. These symptoms may go away several hours after they begin as your gallbladder pain begins to decrease.

Any single one of these gallbladder symptoms is not enough to know you have gallbladder problems, but if you are suffering from several of these or if the pain is chronic, then you should look into seeking medical treatment. You can get your gallbladder disease under control.

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