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Gallbladder Symptoms And Gallstones

Symptoms Of Gallstones In Gallbladder:


Certain typical symptoms that could signal the presence of gallstones are,

Food Indigestion:

A person who has gallstones might experience indigestion problems such as nausea, abdominal pain, excessive gas, tight feeling in the abdomen due to bloating and abdominal discomfort. Although these symptoms might indicate the presence of gallstones they could also be caused due to other infections and diseases. It is therefore important that one consults a doctor about their symptoms first.

Pain In The Upper Abdominal Region:

Gallstones may cause severe pain in the upper abdomen. The painĀ  may be last for about 40 minutes or may even continue for a number of hours. One may also experience severe and sharp pain in the area under the right shoulder. The pain may also be followed by mild soreness in the abdomen. In some cases though one may also experience pain in the lower abdominal area as well

Other Symptoms:

Other symptoms may include a feeling of uneasiness in the stomach, vomiting, belching, chills and even fever.

Symptoms Of Gallstones In Bile Duct:

Gallstones may also occasionally enter the common bile duct which is formed by the convergence of the two hepatic ducts and the cystic duct. The hepatic ducts and the cystic ducts carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder. Typical symptoms that might indicate an obstruction of the bile duct are yellowing of skin and eyes, fever and colored stools.


An individual who experiences all or any of these symptoms should consult a doctor immediately as it could indicate a gallbladder attack.


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