health conditions


Question by  gardenfairy (58)

What are the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

i think my mother may have gall bladder disease.


Answer by  emhaskey (685)

Gallstones can cause "biliary colic", intense pain in the upper abdomen, in the back, or near the shoulder blades; nausea and vomiting; intense, breath-catching pain while the gall bladder is palpated. These symptoms usually occur after a fatty meal.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

In nursing school they teach that the signs of gallbladder disease are the 3 f's: fat, farty and over forty. I had it at 28 and I was thin (not commenting on the gas issue). As an RN, I see most people complain of nausea, vomiting and right sided flank pain. An ultrasound can usually diagnose the issue.


Answer by  cindy (1484)

Gallbladder disease will cause pain in the Right Upper Quadrant of the abdomen. The pain is usually associated with the ingestion of foods especially fatty foods and is colicky in nature. Nausea and vomiting may be associated with the pain.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

Right upper quadrant abdominal pain with radiation the shoulder is the most common presentation. Often it is made worse after eating a fatty meal.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

The most common symptom would be otherwise unexplained abdominal pain and tenderness to palpation. Because of the associated problems with the handling of bile, problems with the gall bladder are also frequently accompanied by jaundice. These symptoms are likely worse following high fat meals.


Answer by  Aubs (1089)

The most noticable symptom is sudden attacks of nausea and vomiting. There are also signs of faintness, weakness, tiredness, and indigestion.

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