Causes of Gallbladder Pain
Biliary colic :
Acalculous cholecystitis (No gallstones) :
Ascending cholangitis :
- Oral bile salt therapy (50% effective)
- Ursodiol (Actigall, for example)
- Lithotripsy (shock waves)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Symptoms of a gallbladder problem are-Pain, Vomiting or nausea, Fever or chills, Diarrhea that persists, Jaundice, Unusual stools or urine.
You can live a perfectly normal life if you don't have a gallbladder. Your liver will continue to produce enough bile to digest your food, but instead of storing it in your gallbladder, it will drip continuously into your digestive system.
A gallbladder attack usually begins with a sharp gnawing pain that worsens. It could be in your upper right or centre belly, your back between your shoulder blades, or your right shoulder. You may also vomit or feel nauseous. The pain usually lasts between 20 minutes and an hour.
They eventually cause complications such as inflammation, infection, and pain. Gallstones are commonly the cause of acute cholecystitis. Gallstones are typically very small, measuring only a few millimetres in width. They can, however, grow to be several centimetres long.
When gallstones become lodged in the duct (tube) leading to the stomach, they block the outflow of bile, causing the gallbladder to spasm. This usually causes sharp pain under the rib cage in the upper right side or centre of the abdomen, similar to being cut with a knife.