Causes And Risks Of Gallbladder Symptoms
Gallbladder stones are formed in the bile that is manufactured in the liver. This bile is made up primarily of cholesterol and bile salts and sometimes because of the high toxicity some of these substances become crystallized and create symptoms of gallstones. It is difficult to know when gallstones are present. In fact most people will never know until the bile has crystallized and developed into what we know as a gallstone and of one of them has been forced into the neck of the organ and becomes obstructive or presses against tissues in the gallbladder. Another way is if one of them makes it to the common bile duct and becomes trapped there. It is only then that pain will alert you to their presence.
Symptoms of Gallbladder Are Elusive
One of the most difficult conditions to be detected and identified in a patient is the presence of gallbladder stones. Classic gallbladder symptoms are so similar to the symptoms present in so many other conditions, that when a patient experiences them they do not always immediately recognize what the cause of the pain is even when the patient visits a medical professional. The pains that they experience may occur and last for just a few moments or they could last for several hours. Then the discomfort goes away, but gallbladder pain may return the very next time they eat or it could be months and even years before they feel it again. So you can see why they have a difficult time telling their doctor what symptoms they have that indicate this condition. A gallstone does not need to move into the bile duct and become lodged there for the person to feel the pain of their presence. A gallstone can grow enough in size to press against tissues in the gallbladder and cause the same excruciating pain. For more information on typical gallbladder symptoms associated with gallstones visit here.
Risks Of Gallstones
There are risks commonly associated with gallstones. One risk is that of developing pancreatitis when there is a gallstone blocking the entrance of the pancreas.
When there are gallstones in the common bile duct, or the duct that connects the liver and gallbladder to the duodenum, bile flow blocked and jaundice may be the resulting condition.
Fever & Infection
Cancer seldom occurs in this organ so that disease can basically be ruled out in most cases and gallstones are not an actual disease. The stones form out of bits and pieces of cholesterol and bile salts that have become hard and calcified. These stones are the main cause of the problems but they only become symptomatic when they block in the neck of the organ, they are pushed into the common bile duct and they are stuck there, or when they press on tissues in the gallbladder.