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Symptoms of Gallbladder Problems

Symptoms vary depending on the cause. Many people may not have any symptoms.

If symptoms occur, they usually present as abdominal pain.

  • Abdominal pain – sharp pain in upper right or center area
  • Pain in right shoulder
  • Pain between shoulder blades
  • Nausea, vomiting

This pain varies in severity and may worsen when the patient eats. Fortunately, symptoms of harmful gallstones are much more noticeable because the pain is severe.

When a gallstone is blocking the duct, a patient might experience:

  • Jaundice – yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Fever or chills
  • Increasing/severe abdominal pain.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your doctor immediately. The symptoms indicating a blocked duct require immediate medical attention.