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What are the symptoms for gall bladder disorders?

Introduction
– The gallbladder is a sac located under the liver.
– It stores and concentrates bile produced in the liver.
– Bile aids in the digestion of fats.
– Then it is released from the gallbladder into the upper small intestine (duodenum) in response to food, especially fats.

SYMPTOMS OF GALL BLADDER DISORDERS

1. Biliary Pain or Colic
A typical attack has several features:
– The primary symptom is typically a steady gripping or gnawing pain in the upper right abdomen near the rib cage.
– This can be severe and can radiate to the upper back.
– Some patients with biliary colic experience the pain behind the breast bone.
– Nausea or vomiting may occur.
– Changing position, taking over-the-counter pain relievers, and passing gas do not relieve the symptoms.
– Biliary colic typically disappears after one to several hours.
– If it persists beyond this point, acute cholecystitis or more serious conditions may be present.
– The episodes typically occur at the same time of day, but less frequently than once a week.
– Large or fatty meals can trigger the pain, but it usually occurs several hours after eating and often awakens the patient during the night.
– The condition commonly returns, but attacks can be years apart.

2. Digestive complaints
– Belching
– Feeling unusually full after meals
– Bloating
– Heartburn (burning feeling behind the breast bone)
– Regurgitation (acid back-up in the food pipe)

3. Symptoms for Cholelithiasis – Gallstones
– These are the solid crystalline precipitates in the BILIARY TRACT.
– They are usually formed in the GALLBLADDER.

4. Symptoms for Choledocholithias – Gallstones in the Bile Ducts
– This can be very painful.
– The symptoms may differ depending upon where the stone is and if it is blocking bile flow.

5. Symptoms for Biliary Dyskinesia
– Right upper quadrant pain in the absence of gallstones.
– It results in lack of concentrated bile from the gallbladder to digest fats.

6. Symptoms for Cholecystitis
– Inflammation of the gallbladder is known as Cholecystitis.
– Pain in the upper right abdomen that is severe and constant, and may last for days.
– Pain frequently increases when drawing a breath.
– Pain may also radiate to the back or occur under the shoulder blades, behind the breast bone, or on the left side.
– About a third of patients have fever and chills.
– Nausea and vomiting may occur.

7. Symptoms for Cholangitis
– Jaundice (yellowish skin).
– Dark urine, lighter stools, or both.
– Rapid heartbeat and abrupt blood pressure drop.
– Fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, and severe pain in the upper right abdomen.
– These symptoms suggest an infection in the bile duct (called cholangitis).

8. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
It is characterized by
– inflammation,
– breaking down of and eventual hardening,
– fibrosis of the bile ducts within the liver and outside the liver.
Symptoms include:
a.) itching (caused by bile backing up into the blood stream).
b.) jaundice (yellowing also caused by back of bile into bloodstream).
c.) tenderness in upper abdomen caused by inflammation to the ducts (cholangitis).
– possible fever and chills.

9. Symptoms for Cholestasis
– Blocking of the secretion of bile results in the bile backing up into the circulation.
– This may result in jaundice.
– Excess bilirubin in the blood.
– This would make the urine dark and the stools pale or chalk colored.
– The excess of bile salts in the systemic circulation may cause intense itching and skin irritation.
– There may be fat in the stools.
– Clotting time of blood may be impaired due to malabsorption of fats and Vitamin K which is a fat soluble vitamin.

10. Symptoms for Gallbladder Cancer
– This disease is often discovered when the gallbladder is removed.

11. Symptoms for Gallbladder Polyps
– Pain is rarely involved.
– Any pain that is there is most likely due to something else such as gallstones.

12. General Symptoms for Gallbladder Disorders
– Complaints of gas, nausea, and abdominal discomfort after meals.
– They may be vague and difficult to distinguish from similar complaints in people who do not have gallbladder disease.
– Chronic diarrhea (4 – 10 bowel movements every day for at least 3 months).

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