Gallbladder disease affects the gallbladder, which is a sac that sits just under your liver and is responsible for storing and concentrating bile, which helps with the digestion of fatty foods. When a person has gallbladder disease, they may have an infection, inflammation, stones, or blockage in the gallbladder.
There are several specific conditions that fall under the category of gallbladder disease. For example, cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder, whereas chronic acalculous gallbladder disease occurs when the movements that naturally empty the gallbladder do not function as intended.
- “I started to experience severe pain in the upper right area of my stomach right by my rib cage, and it radiated all the way to my back.”
- “I felt nauseous and had stomach pain after meals, and I started to have diarrhea all the time.”
- “I noticed that I looked jaundiced, and my urine was darker than usual. I also had severe abdominal pain along with nausea and vomiting.”