There are many different types of gallbladder symptoms in men and women. Some of the symptoms are much more dangerous than others.
Typically, women show more gall bladder symptoms than men. This may be because gall bladder symptoms are often similar to other gastrointestinal diseases or they are asymptomatic. This can make gall bladder malfunction diagnoses difficult. The gall bladder is a tiny organ located under your liver. It holds bile until the bile is needed in the small intestines, after eating fatty meals.
The bile helps break down dietary fats. If your gall bladder is malfunctioning, you may have difficulties digesting your food.
The most dangerous gallbladder symptoms you should watch out for are:
– Fever and chills
Jaundice is a condition that occurs when gallstones get blocked in the bile duct. Gall stones are tiny stone-like structures produced in the gall bladder.
These gallstones may grow and get larger, and can also get stuck. When they get stuck in the bile duct, it can either reduce or stop the flow of bile from your liver to your small intestines. If it stops the flow of the bile, bile can get pushed back into your liver, and then your blood, causing bile to circulate in your body.
A characteristic of this condition is the whites of your eyes and your skin turning yellow. Should you observe this, please see your doctor immediately.
Another reason to see your doctor is if you observe a fever or the chills accompanying your symptoms, as it can be dangerous as well. These symptoms can suggest that there is an infection in the bile duct. This condition is known as cholangitis.
Some more common and less severe gallbladder symptoms you might observe are pain in the upper abdominal area, diarrhea, back pain, excessive weight gain, headaches, acid reflux, dizziness, nausea, and constipation.