What other symptoms might occur with gallbladder symptoms?
The hallmark gallbladder symptom is abdominal pain or tenderness. This can occur in the upper central abdomen (also called the epigastric area), the upper right side of the abdomen, or the pain can radiate from the abdomen to the right shoulder or back. Abdominal pain caused by gallbladder conditions often occurs minutes after consuming food or beverages. You may experience abdominal pain or tenderness and other gallbladder symptoms daily or just once in a while.
Other gallbladder symptoms can include:
- Clay-colored stools
- Fever and chills
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Weight loss
Symptoms that might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition
In some cases, serious complications of gallbladder conditions occur, such as infection and rupture of the gallbladder or bile ducts. In addition, symptoms of a heart attack can mimic gallbladder symptoms. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these serious symptoms:
What are the signs of gallbladder problems?
The gallbladder is an organ of the digestive system that is located in the upper right side of the abdomen under the liver. The gallbladder is a hollow, pear-shaped sac that concentrates and stores bile, which is a digestive substance produced by the liver.... Read more about gallbladder symptoms introduction
What causes gallbladder symptoms?
Gallbladder symptoms are caused by gallbladder-related diseases, disorders and conditions, the most common of which is gallstones. In most cases, gallstones are caused by excessive amounts of cholesterol in the bile that is stored in the gallbladder. The cholesterol hardens to form stone-like structures. The medical term for gallstones is cholelithiasis. Increased body weight and older age are associated with increased levels of cholesterol in the bile. Gallstones are more likely to occur in women, in people who are obese, and in older individuals.... Read more about gallbladder symptoms causes