The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ found on the right side of the abdomen beneath the liver. Most of us do not pay much attention to the gallbladder until it starts causing problems.
It is crucial in the production of the juice which is released into the small intestines to assist in food digestion.
Here are some of the signs and symptoms of a gallbladder problem.
1. Severe pain in the upper right part of the abdomen
Most of the time, gallbladder pain originates from the right part of the abdomen. The pain ranges from mild to very severe and becomes more frequent leading to chest pain and also back pain.
2. Nausea and vomiting
When your gallbladder has problems, your digestive system will not act normally and this triggers increased chances of nausea and also vomiting.
This is the yellowing of body tissues when bile does not reach the intestines as it is supposed to. Blockage of the bile ducts results to gallstones, a contributing factor to jaundice.
4. Fever or chills
When your gallbladder has an infection, you may experience fever and chills. The fever is caused by the inflammation of the gallbladder, which allows bacteria to flourish leading to an infection.
5. Chronic diarrhea
Gallbladder problems result in changes in bowel movements. Chronic gallbladder disease is characterized by frequent, unexplained and chronic diarrhea.