Gall bladder symptoms in men are far less likely to occur than it does in women. However, men tend to have more serious consequences from gallstones… read why!
Gallbladder disease in men are often misdiagnosed, as the symptoms resembles other gastrointestinal conditions. This results in the gallbladder symptoms to be treated for another digestive disorder. Men may not be treated for gallbladder diseases until the condition progresses and jaundice occurs.
Pain in the abdominal region is a sign there may be gall bladder symptoms in men. This pain may be a continuous dull ache, a sharp pain, or occurs only when one puts pressure on his abdomen. Pain also may occur where the gallbladder is. The gallbladder is located on the right side of the body, below the liver. The pain may spread to between the shoulder blades.
Another condition that may be present is jaundice. It occurs when there is a obstruction in the biliary tract caused by gallstones blocking the pathway. The bile then backed up into the liver, causing it be forced into the bloodstream. This results in the yellowing of skin as well as the yellowing of the whites of the eyes.
Other symptoms include queasiness, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms are often overlooked as flu symptoms, but they are also associated with gallbladder problems. If you experience fever or chills alongside with your gallbladder symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately, as it is a sign that your condition may be more serious. You can prevent the formation of gallstones by increasing your consumption of soluble and insoluble fibres. This reduces the absorption of deoxycholic acid which controls the cholesterol’s solubility in the bile.
If you experience some of these gall bladder symptoms in men, I would suggest for you to visit your local physician. Your doctor will be able to access your condition by examining your gallbladder via ultrasound and recommend a suitable treatment for your condition. In more serious cases, your doctor may remove your gallbladder to prevent further gallbladder attacks.