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Discomfort & Pain Caused
By Gallbladder Issues

Gallbladder pain refers to the discomfort experienced due to issues affecting the gallbladder, a small organ located beneath the liver. The most common causes are gallstones, which are solid deposits formed from bile components, and inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis). This pain typically presents as a sharp or dull ache in the upper right abdomen, back, or shoulder. Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, bloating, and indigestion. Medical evaluation is essential to determine the underlying cause and recommend appropriate treatment.

Common Symptoms of Gallbladder Pain:

  • Sharp or dull abdominal pain in the upper right quadrant
  • Pain radiating to the back or shoulder
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Feeling of fullness or discomfort after meals
  • Intolerance to fatty or greasy foods
  • Belching or gas
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Fever in case of gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis)

Potential Causes of Gallbladder Pain:

  • Gallstones: Solid deposits in the gallbladder, often composed of cholesterol or bilirubin.
  • Cholecystitis: Inflammation of the gallbladder caused by gallstones blocking the cystic duct.
  • Biliary dyskinesia: Abnormal gallbladder movement or dysfunction.
  • Gallbladder polyps: Noncancerous growths in the gallbladder lining.
  • Bile duct obstruction: Blockage in the bile ducts, commonly due to gallstones or tumors.
  • Gallbladder sludge: Thickened bile that can lead to pain and blockages.
  • Choledocholithiasis: Gallstones lodged in the common bile duct.
  • Gallbladder cancer: Malignant tumors that develop in the gallbladder.

Treatment Options for Gallbladder Pain

Treatment options for gallbladder pain may include surgical interventions such as robotic or laparoscopic procedures, medication management, and other individualized medical modalities. It is important to consult a healthcare professional to determine the most suitable action. Comprehensive Surgery Specialists, led by Dr. Moore, offers expert evaluation and personalized treatments to address gallbladder-related concerns with the utmost care.

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Comprehensive Surgery Specialists, led by board-certified surgeon Dr. Moore, invites you to schedule a consultation to address your gallbladder concerns. As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Moore offers expertise in gallbladder surgeries and personalized treatments. Conveniently located in Stone Ridge, our practice provides compassionate care tailored to your needs. Take the first step toward relief by scheduling your consultation today.

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