One of the symptoms of the disease is that a patient vomits for no obvious reason after eating, in which case they need to consult a doctor and have ultrasound to find out if they have gallstones or if the problem is with their gall bladder itself. Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish the pain from other diseases, such as: gastric ulcer, back problems, heart pains, pneumonia and kidney stones.
General symptoms of gallstone disease include upper or lower abdomen pain, vomiting, nausea, low grade fever, pain after eating fattening or greasing foods, diarrhea and lower or upper back pain. A gallbladder patient on eating something greasy can feel extreme pain in the stomach or burning sensation. Another symptom is upper abdomen pain that may extend to the back.
In most cases symptoms of gallstones do not occur gradually and surface in the form of an "attack". Gallstone attacks often occur after fatty meals and during the night. They may last from 30 minutes to several hours.
There are people who have gallstones but have no symptoms. These people are called asymptomatic and such gallstones are called "silent stones." These stones are trouble-free and do not interfere in gallbladder, liver, or pancreas function. Therefore they do not require treatment
A dysfunctional gallbladder causes bloating immediately after eating, heartburn, gas, and stomach pains. I recently had my gallbladder removed but I didn't have any gall stones forming yet. Gallbladder dysfunction in my family is hereditary and so when we experience the symptom's we have it removed as soon as possible because when the gallbladder starts making stones, the symptom's are more intense (vomiting, diarrhea, fever, etc.) and you will be sent to the hospital. A great aunt of mine passed away from stomach cancer and it began with her gallbladder turning into a useless mass. It's difficult to diagnose a dysfunctional gallbladder but if you have the symptoms it is best to have it removed before it really hurts you.
As I understand it, everyone does not have the same symptoms but they are somewhat alike in some form. My first symptom was that my right shoulder would become painful as though I pulled as muscle and sometimes the pain would radiate to my lower right section of my back and right side of my abdomen. The next symptom was that I would break out into a heaving sweat as though I had been running a marathon after eating and sometimes that would be after a few bites or a whole meal; fatty or not! Now I just learned that the release of excessive gas could attribute to cause as well. Meaning that I would just pass gas with ease anytime I wanted before I learned of this, but this may have been just the way was created. Nasty but true. All of those symptoms may come at once or in part but please do not do what I did and wait to late. I passed out and was rushed to the emergency room. Please inform your doctor and do not try to treat yourself it is not worth it. You can die if not treated properly. Tell your doctor about your condition. Sometimes its just stones but the stones do come back and then you will be running back and forth for treatment. Go to the doctor to get the stones removed or just the whole gall bladder it will save you several trips, money, and just maybe your life. Tonia G-louisville,ky
I have a this-functional gallbladder I just found out about 1 -2 weeks ago
it hurts on my right side on my abdomen and my stomach swells and I can feel something round in my stomach on the right side and after I eat some things my stomach hurts and I have diarrhea and on top of my gallbladder my thyroid isn't off so sometimes the thought of eating makes me sick and I can't ride the bus home after school cause I get really nauseous
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I am a 60 year old women and my stomach swells so I look 9 month's pregnant and it feels so tight that it is going to burst and when I eat it feels raw down my esophagus tube. I feel very tired and get contraction pains in my bowel they are severe with either explosive diarrhea or stringy bowel movements I also feel very headache and the sweat pours of my face and drops everywhere. I have just had an ultra sound and was told that my gall bladder is enlarged but there is now stones could these be the symptoms of this enlargement. I had a hysterectomy 20 years ago and my ovaries are ok.
I have had upper back and upper chest under my breat pain for the past week,also had acid reflects majorly!! I have went to urgent care which told me they don't have the stuff 2 check then went 2 the hospital were they done a ultra sound and found a kidney stone and doctor told me I have dysfunction gall bladder but I need to have a anough test done which they do not do!! And my family doctor is on vacation. So know I am waiting for my doctor to get back to have the test done and remove my gall bladder...then I have 2 dill with the kidney stone...this pain is not fun and I am a single mother of 2!!! ;(
When I am very tense or have eaten fatty food, I sometimes feel my insides squeezing similar to wringing out laundry. I then have diarrhea, first have what feels like water enter my mouth and eventually vomit.
More recently, after eating fatty food, I have had a sharp pain that feels as if it rubbing on my lower ribs in my chest and back, nausea and vomiting.
I often suffer from nausea and bloating.
Constant right side ache...diarrea....heartburn, always....and one time I actually couldn't get the bowel movement out and had to pull it out! My doctor said that has been known to kill people, as it can rupture the colon. Going for the gall bladder functioning test next week....hope they take it out!!!!!
Hard to know if you haven't had symptoms yet, but watch out for nausea, pain, bowel issues and not being able to eat like you normally do.
I have dirrera sometimes but I have severe pain in my left shoulder blade, it is like having a charlie horse in my shoulder blade. Also, I have problems eating some foods. Sometimes the food doesn't want to go down.