Gall Bladder

What are the symptoms of gallstones?

The gallbladder is an organ in our bodies that helps us digest food. This organ is under the liver and to the right of the liver in the right side of the abdomen. It looks like a small pear. This organ works with the liver to store the bile fluid that the liver makes. It is connected to not only the liver but also the intestine, pancreas, and liver because it is right next to them. The gallbladder is an organ that helps break down fats in the body. It also makes it easier for the body to absorb fats. The liver makes digestive juices and sends them to the rest of the body. The gallbladder is where the bile goes after it is made in the liver. Then, the gallbladder sends the 12 finger intestines where they need to go. When there are problems with the gallbladder, which is an organ that controls how much bile fluid moves between the liver and small intestine and stores it, there are also problems with how much bile fluid comes out.

Why Do Gallbladder Stones Occur?

In some cases, the bile fluid stored in the gallbladder can not flow into the duodenum. When this happens, crystals form in the gallbladder because there is so much bile fluid. This is what causes gallstones. It happens when too much bile builds up in the body. Gallstones are also caused by things that are in your genes. People who have problems with their cholesterol are more likely to have this problem. Gallstones are more likely to happen to women than to men.

Your diet is also one of the things that can cause gallstones to form. Because eating a lot of fat is one of the things that can cause this, especially in people with high cholesterol.

What are the Symptoms of Gallstones?

Most of the time, there are no signs when these stones first start to form. As the disease gets worse, some signs start to show up. People with gallbladder stones show the following signs.

  • Pain in the region of the gallbladder and in the right part of the abdominal cavity
  • Pain in the digestive system, heartburn, bloating after meals and indigestion problems
  • High fever
  • Chills and shivering with high fever, malaria
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain hitting the back area
  • Darker-than-normal urine and stool
  • Increased pain when breathing
  • Sweating
  • Yellowing of the skin, yellowing of the whites of the eyes
  • Higher than normal heart rate
  • Memory confusion
  • Abdominal pain, usually at night
  • Nausea and vomiting after meals

When you have these complaints, your gallbladder may also be giving you trouble. Gallstones have symptoms that are like those of heart and stomach problems. The most accurate diagnosis is made after specialist doctors have done all the tests they need to do.

Gallstones will cause inflammation of the gallbladder if nothing is done about them. When the gallbladder is inflamed, in addition to the above symptoms, you will start to feel some discomfort. In addition to these problems, they will also have bad breath, diarrhea that does not go away, burping, dizziness, and pain that gets worse.

How Are Gallbladder Stones Detected?

Gallstone disease can be diagnosed with ultrasounds of the liver and biliary tract, endoscopic ultrasounds, Tomography, MR Cholangiography (MRCP), ERCP, and blood tests.

Even though gallbladder disease can be treated with medicine, the only way to get rid of it for good is to have surgery to take out the gallbladder. Inflammation in the gallbladder can be treated with drug therapy. It does not help with gallstones.

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