If you experience a combination of the above symptoms, then it is important to seek professional advice from a doctor straight away. If you leave it any longer, it can become more severe and may even be fatal.
Around 90% of gallstones don’t actually produce any symptoms, so it can often be hard to tell if you have one. Infection can occur within the gallbladder when the stones block the duct.
You may experience a lot of pain when this happens, which could last for several days and also lead to nausea and vomiting. Around a third get chills and hot sweats and pain can be more severe when drawing a breath.
A gallbladder infection can even lead to gangrene or a tear within it, so it is very important to get checked out as soon as possible by a qualified doctor. They will be able to give you the best advice available and prescribe you with the correct medication to eradicate the problem.
In several cases, you will probably need an operation or a course of antibiotics. They may admit you to hospital for several days in order to keep an eye on your condition.
If you have diabetes then the problem of a gallbladder infection can cause serious problems in particular.