Have you ever felt pain on the right side of the body accompanied by nausea and vomiting? If so, you may be experiencing gallbladder attack symptoms.
Many people are unaware of gallbladder symptoms, as they are often mistaken for other conditions, such as indigestion, kidney problems, gastric ulcers, or heart disease.
Gallbladder attack symptoms are often ignored or misdiagnosed for something less serious.
Gallbladder attack symptoms most often include pain in the upper abdominal area, or chest pain on the right side of the body. The gallbladder is a small organ that aids the body in digesting fat and helps concentrate the bile that is produced by the liver.
Gallstones are often the reason for gallbladder attack symptoms and result in either a sharp pain or a dull ache in the body.
Other symptoms include nausea and vomiting. You may find it difficult to touch or poke the area where you gallbladder is. In addition, it may be difficult to walk or sit up straight without feeling extreme amounts of pain. The pain may radiate to the back or your right shoulder and you may feel an increase in gas in your body, leading to burping or belching. These attack symptoms occur more often at night and can last anywhere between 15 minutes to 15 hours.
If your gallbladder attack symptoms are accompanied with fever and chills, you should see your doctor immediately, as it is a sign that your condition may be more serious.
If the flow of the bile is blocked by gallstones, the bile may be backed up in the liver and forced to be released into the bloodstream. This causes the whites of the eyes and the skin to turn yellow. Your doctor will access how serious your gallbladder attack symptoms are and will determine if gallbladder surgery removal is needed or not to relieve you from the attack symptoms.