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Gall Bladder Pain - What this Abdominal Pain Means for Your Health

Updated on July 7, 2010

Gall bladder pain is prompted by gallstones that form in the organ that stores bile, your gale bladder. A gallstone is collections of solidified stomach fluids. Many gallstones are tiny and go unnoticed but if they result in gall bladder pain, surgery is commonly practiced to remove the gall bladder.

Gall bladder symptoms consist of extreme pain that all of a sudden appears in the center of your torso on the right side and right below the sternum. Gall bladder pain can also sometimes be felt in between the shoulder blades on your back and in the right shoulder. Bilary colic is the name given to these unexpected flair-ups of pain. The presence of this extreme pain sets off nausea and vomiting in some individuals.

Description of the Pain

The appearance of gall bladder attacks ordinarily varies, along with the duration of every attack. It typically takes several years before gallstones are sizable enough to result in pain. There is no general duration for a biliary colic, some last a couple minutes while others go on for multiple hours. Attacks could be spread out by weeks or possibly years. There is little that can be done to minimize the pain throughout an attack, medication or burping and passing gas will not work.

Extreme gall bladder symptoms involve torso pain so awful that no position offers any relief, yellowing of the skin or eyes and a high fever paired by the chills. Prevalent stomach issues such as flatulence, burping, bloating or heart burn are not side effects of gall bladder pain.

Short and Long Term Side Effects

Gallstones can lead to different sorts of gall bladder difficulties. The most frequent one is just simply bigger gallstones that are causing aching. In some cases, gallstones may obstruct the channel that supplies bile to your intestines. A scarred and inflexible gall bladder can happen from years of abuse by gallstones. This can lead to digestive problems and chronic diarrhea. Jaundice and dark colored urine appear when gallstones get lodged inside of the bile duct itself.

Seeing your health practitioner is your best plan if you have extreme abdominal pain. The abdominal pain caused by gallstones feels comparable to the pain caused by other conditions so only a medical doctor can precisely diagnosis your symptoms.

After Having the Gall Bladder Removed

It is common place to remove the gall bladder through a cholecystectomy if the pain brought on by gallstones becomes unbearable. During gall bladder removal surgery, the liver is linked straight to the intestines for bile delivery. Your gall bladder is not required to live and most individuals lead very normal lives without one. A tendency to get diarrhea more often is the largest draw back to having your gall bladder removed.

Specific risk factors including demographics, family history and diet increase your peril of developing gallstones. Diet is the one element you have the most control over. Avoid eating too much fat and cholesterol as this will foster the growth of gallstones. Eating more whole grains and vegetables will increase your intake of fiber and vitamins which discourages the growth of gallstones.

You can read further research regarding gall bladder pain and additional kinds of conditions disturbing the health.


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