Individuals may go for many months with symptoms of digestion and not realize they can be linked to gallbladder problems. This is because these symptoms are linked with so many other symptoms of digestive problems. Constipation is probably the more commonly one that is missed.
The below list has symptoms which can be linked to the gallbladder but remember that it can be another condition or disease.
The first 4 on the list are the more pinpointing of gallbladder attacks or issues. One does not need to have very many of the symptoms and especially not all of them to be having gallbladder troubles but the additional symptoms on the list, the more this can confirm that the involvement of the gallbladder. Remember it is prudent to consult with your primary care physician for a certain diagnosis. Signs of an attack of the gallbladder are listed below.
- Pain between blades of the shoulder
- Tenderness or pain on the right side under the rib cage
- Stools are chalky or light colored
- Indigestion after eating fatty or greasy foods
- Headache over eyes, especially right
- Belching or burping
- Diarrhea or alternating from watery to soft
- Feeling of fullness or food not digested
- Bitter fluid comes up after eating
Symptoms of attacks with the gallbladder mostly originate by stones in the gallbladder. One of these stones can obstruct the gallbladder at its neck or get jammed in the bile duct and stop the bile flow or cause the bile to back up. Stones can be present for years, never causing any signs of symptoms at all.
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