Gallbladder symptoms and back pain are often correlated. This is caused by inflammation or the gallbladder malfunctioning. The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ under the liver. Its function is to aid in the digestion of fats and to store bile produced by the liver.
Gallbladder symptoms and back pain are caused by what foods we eat. When we eat fatty foods, our body has to digest it. The gallbladder contracts and forces bile out into your small intestines and helps break down the fat.
When the bile contains an excess in cholesterol, the bile can harden and turn into solid pieces, otherwise known as gallstones. When gallstones form, they may block the bile duct, which causes bile to be backed up into the liver. This may cause infections or inflammation to the gall bladder as well as jaundice, a condition where the whites of your eyes and your skin turn yellow.
These gall bladder symptoms and back pain are common and affect both sexes. The primary causes of this symptom is caused by inadequate production of bile, the liver producing toxic bile, an infection of the gallbladder, gallstones, and hormonal changes in pregnancy.
Symptoms that may accompany back pain due to gallbladder symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, vomiting, queasiness, burping, and belching.
These symptoms occur more often after a fatty meal and at night. The pain usually peaks 15 to 60 minutes after the initial attack and can last up to 15 hours.
If you experience a fever, chills, or jaundice along with your gallbladder symptoms and back pain, you should see your local physician immediately. Your doctor will be able to access your condition by examining your gallbladder via ultrasound. He will then recommend a suitable treatment for you. In more serious cases, gallbladder removal may be necessary to prevent further complications.