By holding bile, the gallbladder, a thumb-shaped organ below the liver, contributes significantly to digestion. Gallbladder disease, on the other hand, might result from an irritated gallbladder. Gallstones, which can block the duct connecting to the gallbladder, are a common cause of this illness.
Cholesterol stones and pigment stones are the two different forms of gallstones. More frequently occurring are cholesterol stones, which can be as little as a golf ball or as large as a grain of salt.
Indigestion, vomiting, jaundice, excruciating upper abdominal pain, backaches, pain in the area between the shoulder blades, and nausea are all signs of gallbladder disease.
Several tests, including abdominal ultrasound or CT scan, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and gallbladder radionuclide scan, may be used to identify gallstones. In addition, blood tests for pancreatic enzymes, liver function, and bilirubin levels may be performed.
Surgery is frequently a part of gallbladder disease treatment options. The most popular method is a surgeon's laparoscopic gallbladder ectomy. Although it may take several years for them to completely remove the stones, drugs that dissolve cholesterol gallstones may be recommended if surgery is not an option.
Complications of gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy):
Pain and discomfort in the incision site.
Reaction to anesthesia.
Injury to the bile duct or small intestine.
Development of hernias at the incision site.
Formation of bile stones.
Liver pain after gallbladder surgery can occur due to several reasons such as:
Bile duct injury
Hematoma or fluid accumulation near the liver.
It is advisable to consult a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment.