Gallstones, gallbladder disease symptoms up to date
Gallbladder disease and especially gallstones are conditions that most of us might have and not even know about this. The reason for this is because almost all people suffering from gallstones have no symptoms to indicate that. On average, symptoms for gallstones may appear somewhere around eight. It is also believed that smaller stones can even cause more pain that the big ones.
Although they might take years to develop, symptoms for gallbladder disease are many and some of them quite painful. One symptom and maybe the most common of all is biliary colic. This is a pain in the upper side of the abdomen, in the middle or in the right part of your abdomen. A gallbladder patient may suffer many pain attacks of this kind. When this attacks takes place you may have one of the symptoms listed below:
- pain in the abdomen area, which can be very severe and extent to the back;
These attacks usually last a few hours, sometimes even longer. But be careful, if the pain persists for more than four hours, you might be suffering from more serious problems.
As you will notice, these pain attacks usually happen after you have eaten a fat meal. They also occur almost at the same exact time of the day, but not more than twice a week. These episodes can be sproradic and may not happen for years to came in almost half of the patients.
The second most common of the symptoms is the infection or inflammation of the gallbladder. This mainly takes place when the person has gallstones, but it can also happen if you are not suffering from them. The symptoms that indicate if you have an inflamated gallbladder are very similar to those of biliary colic. The only difference is that the pain attacks are more severe and persistent.
Like the first condition, you will feel pain in the upper part of the abdomen that can rdiate to the back portion of the body. Together with this pain, the patient can feel tenderness. Although the pain decreases with passing hours, discomfort can be felt even two days later. Another difference from the first symptom is that you might suffer from chills and develop a fever.
If you have any of all these symptoms, the best thing to do is see a doctor right away. This condition must be treated before it gets even worse and may cause aditional damage.
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