Gallbladder attack can occur in patients who have problems like inflammation of gallbladder or gallstones. In most of the cases, gallbladder attacks occur when one takes food with high concentration of fats or in patients with diabetes.
Gallbladder attacks are very painful People with this kind of problem would even go to have surgery just to make the pain go away. Pain usually comes from gallstones that move through the bile tube. Sometimes the pain is caused by gallbladder inflammation. Gallbladder attack symptoms are: nausea, gas and vomiting; pain in chest (right side); gallbladder gets painful to touch; a patient may experience difficulties to move or walk while certain body positions and moves can be very painful.
Foods high in fats can contribute to gallbladder attack as well. People with this kind of problem should avoid eating eggs, beans, fatty meats, milk, coffee, alcohol, grapefruit and nuts. Pain can spread to the right side of the body (shoulders and back). It is more likely to happen during the night and can be both dull and sharp. Pain in the abdomen is also commonly reported. One can also experience bitter taste in mouth and bitter fluid after meals.
If any of the symptoms occur, you should lie down and stay calm. You should relax and wait for the pain to stop. If you feel like vomiting, do it – you will feel relieved after that, but do not force yourself. Gallbladder attack lasting varies from person to person. In some patients it can last for ten minutes, while in others can last up to fifteen hours. You should call the doctor if the fever occurs along with pain.
Your doctor will take up analysis and examinations in order to determine your condition and prescribe you therapy. Depending on the results, a surgery can also be an option. But do not jump to conclusions before seeing a doctor. Some gallbladder problems can be treated without surgical interventions.