In a study, results show that gall bladder symptoms in men are especially asymptomatic, despite having gall stones. 4% of men with gallstones experienced upper abdominal pain that lasted more than 30 minutes and was severe enough that they needed to lie down or take analgesics, versus 18% of women who had gallstones.
These asymptomatic gallstone symptoms are known as “silent” gallstones. It is important to note that there are various symptoms that are related to gallstones and gall bladder symptom. However, they can often mimic several other gastrointestinal diseases. This makes it difficult for people to recognize their symptoms as gall bladder symptoms, especially men, where there are increased cases of silent gallstones.
The small gall bladder is located under your liver and it serves to store the bile that is produced by your liver. The bile is released into your small intestines after fatty meals to help digest dietary fats. If your gall bladder is malfunctioning, you may not be able to digest foods properly and efficiently.
Although gall bladder symptoms in men are uncommon, you should still take note of what symptoms are associated with gall bladder malfunctions.
A common gall bladder symptom is upper abdominal pain. This is often caused by gallstones that get stuck in the bile duct. Gallstones are tiny hard structures that are produced in your gall bladder. They can range from the size of a few millimetres to a radius of a few centimetres. Larger gallstones can get stuck in the bile duct and may reduce or stop the flow of bile in the duct that connects your liver to your small intestine.
You may feel a sharp pain or a dull ache in this area. Some other gall bladder symptoms you might experience are excessive weight gain, headaches, acid reflex, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation.
Should you experience the fever, chills, or the yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin, please see your physician immediately.