Gallbladder is organ located under the liver in the upper left side in your abdomen. Function of the gallbladder is to keep bile, concentrated digestive fluid, which are produced by the liver. In some cases, various parts of hardened cholesterol are formed in the gallbladder, thus producing the gallbladder stones. Depending of the chemical composition of the bile, some people are more apt to have gallbladder stones than the other.
Gallbladder stones or gallstones may vary in size and have no noticeable symptoms or symptoms may take years to develop. But in cases when gallstones grow bigger, they can block the duct where bile is leaking out, causing various symptoms like stomach pain, inflammation, or indigestion. In those cases, these symptoms may be very painful.
One of other most commonly possible gallbladder complications is mild pain called Billiary colic, and on other cases inflammation of gallbladder may occur.
Causes of Gallbladder Problems
Causes of forming the gallstones lie most likely in your diet, and also presence or some types of disorders such as obesity, rapid weight loss, inflammatory bowel diseases, digestive tract disorders and sugar rich diets and can also be among the causes. There are several most likely common gallbladder disorders that can cause the pain. Here we will review some of them.
Symptoms of Gallstones in the Common Bile Duct
Gallstones that are sometimes formed in the gallbladder can block bile duct, thus preventing its leakage into digestive tract. On other occasions, those stones may lodge itself in common bile duct, causing the pain and same set of symptoms as when they are in the gallbladder. But there are several specific symptoms for gallstones lodged in the common bile duct and they may be jaundice, accompanied with typically yellowish skin, sudden blood pressure drop, rapid heartbeat, lighter stool, dark urine, chills, vomiting, nausea or pain in the upper right abdomen. All of those symptoms indicate inflammation of the bile duct.
Symptoms of Dysfunctional Gallbladder
Disorder called cholecystitis, or chronic gallbladder disease means presence of gallstones and a mild inflammation in your gallbladder. Symptoms of it include chronic diarrhea, presence of gas, abdominal discomfort after meals and nausea. Sometimes symptoms may be mistaken for some other disorder.
Symptoms of Billiary Colic
Pain caused by Billiary colic is usually intermittent, and other symptoms may include vomiting, nausea, gripping pain in the upper right abdomen near rib cage, belching, heartburn, etc. Symptoms of Billiary colic usually disappear after one hour.
Symptoms of Gallbladder Inflammation
In cases of gallbladder inflammation symptoms, beside constant and severe pain in the upper left abdomen may be vomiting, nausea, chills or fever. In case that you have an inflammation of a gallbladder you should seek medical attention immediately.