The gallbladder is a tiny bag beneath your liver in the upper right abdominal. It resembles a pear turned upside down. Its major function is to store around half of the bile (gall) produced by the liver.
Bile is necessary for fat breakdown in the body. This fluid also aids in the absorption of some vitamins from diet. Bile is secreted from the gallbladder and liver into the intestines when you eat fatty meals. The majority of food is processed in the intestines. Gallstone attacks, acute cholecystitis, and biliary colic are all terms for gallbladder attacks. Think your gallbladder might be the source of pain in the upper right side of your abdomen?
Read on to find out the possible symptoms of a gallbladder attack.
1. Sharp Pain
Gallstones that become lodged in the duct (tube) leading to the stomach restrict the outflow of bile, causing the gallbladder to spasm. This frequently causes intense pain under the rib cage in the upper right side or middle of the abdomen, as if sliced by a knife. The agony might be so intense that you lose consciousness. It might be mistaken for a heart attack. Typically, the attacks last several hours. There is nothing that can be done to stop an attack in progress. Once the gallstone has gone, the discomfort usually goes away.