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Gall Bladder Illnesses

The gallbladder is a small organ located beneath the liver, and it plays a role in storing and releasing bile, which helps in the digestion of fats. Various illnesses can affect the gallbladder, leading to symptoms and complications. Some common gallbladder illnesses include:

Gallstones: These are solid particles that form in the gallbladder. Gallstones can cause pain and discomfort, especially if they block the flow of bile. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Cholecystitis: This is the inflammation of the gallbladder, often caused by gallstones blocking the bile ducts. Cholecystitis can lead to severe abdominal pain, fever, and nausea.

Biliary Colic: This term is used to describe the pain caused by the temporary blockage of the bile duct by a gallstone. The pain is typically sudden and intense but resolves once the stone passes.

Gallbladder Polyps: These are growths that can develop on the inner lining of the gallbladder. While most gallbladder polyps are benign, some can become cancerous.

Gallbladder Cancer: Although relatively rare, cancer can affect the gallbladder. It is often diagnosed at an advanced stage because early-stage gallbladder cancer may not cause noticeable symptoms.

Dysfunctional Gallbladder (Biliary Dyskinesia): This condition occurs when the gallbladder doesn't contract properly, leading to symptoms similar to those of gallstones, such as abdominal pain and nausea.

Choledocholithiasis: This refers to the presence of gallstones in the common bile duct, which can cause complications and symptoms similar to those of gallstones.

Gallbladder Polyps: These are growths that develop on the inner lining of the gallbladder. Most are benign, but some may need to be monitored or removed if they pose a risk.

If you experience symptoms such as persistent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or jaundice, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional. Diagnosing and treating gallbladder issues typically involve imaging tests, blood tests, and sometimes surgical interventions, depending on the specific condition.

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Dr Madhavi Kasi

Dr Madhavi Kasi is expert in general medicine and gastroenterology. MBBS, MRCP, FRACP

If you have any questions or concerns, Please talk to us at Chermside Specialists (22 Corrie St
Chermside QLD 4032) on 07 3505 6425 to find out more.