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Overview Of The Warning Signs Of Gallbladder Problems

The gallbladder, a small pear-shaped organ, is found underneath the liver. The purpose of this organ is to store bile, which is then deposited in the small intestine. This process helps the digestive system to break food apart and absorb nutrients. Unfortunately, many issues can affect the gallbladder. 

The good news is that there are many options for treating gallbladder issues. However, the best gallbladder treatment varies depending on the specific issue at hand. For instance, some individuals will need gallbladder medication, such as pain medication for gallstones or other sources of pain. In certain cases, treatment includes recipes for people with no gallbladder. Gallbladder removal surgery precedes this. However, individuals must understand the symptoms of gallbladder issues first.

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Upper Right Abdominal Pain

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When an individual starts to develop a gallbladder issue, they are likely to experience some level of pain. Though this symptom is the most common, it also does not happen to everyone. It is possible to have certain gallbladder problems without noticing any pain. When an individual develops pain related to their gallbladder, it will most commonly be located in the middle or upper right part of their abdomen. This is where the liver and gallbladder are both located. 

Upper right abdominal pain can be a serious cause for concern, even if the cause is not gallbladder-related. It may also be related to an individual's liver. Some patients experience pain in this area with appendicitis. The pain may be intermittent instead of constant, though it may also be mild. Some individuals experience frequent, severe symptoms. If the problem with the organ continues unchecked, the upper right abdominal pain may move into other body parts. It is common for it to spread into the chest and back. Spreading abdominal and chest pain is always a cue to see a doctor right away.

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