What are gallbladder complications? Gallstones and inflammation of the gallbladder.

Various conditions, such as gallstones and cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation), can affect the function of the gallbladder. Gallstones are hardened deposits that can form in the gallbladder, often leading to pain and infection. Cholecystitis occurs when these gallstones block the bile ducts, causing the gallbladder to become inflamed and infected. Gallbladder complications can cause pain and become severe conditions if left untreated.

What are the symptoms of gallbladder complications?

  • Intense pain in the upper right abdomen, particularly after eating fatty foods
  • Pain in the right shoulder
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • High fever with chills, indicating infection
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating and indigestion

Who do gallbladder complications affect?

Complications of the gallbladder, such as gallstones and cholecystitis, generally affect adults and are more common in specific populations. Risk factors include being female, over 40, overweight or obese, and having a diet high in fat and cholesterol but low in fibre. In addition, people with a family history of gallstones, those who lose weight rapidly, diabetics and those taking estrogen-containing medications are at greater risk. Pregnant women are also more sensitive to hormonal changes, which can increase the concentration of cholesterol in the bile.

If you’re facing the discomfort and challenges of Gallbladder Complications, it’s time to find relief. We invite you to seek the empathetic support, personalized diagnostics, and advanced treatment options available at West Island Colorectal Clinic.

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How are gallbladder complications treated?

At our clinic, we offer a diverse range of treatments tailored to meet your unique needs. Our colorectal surgeons will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

A surgical procedure using a laparoscope to remove the gallbladder through several small incisions in the abdomen.


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