Is Back Pain a Symptom of Gallbladder Problems?

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Pain in the back, extending beneath the right shoulder blade, is a symptom of gallbladder problems, states Everyday Health. The pain is usually dull, cramp-like or sharp and increases when breathing deeply. Pain may also be felt in the right side of the abdominal or chest and worsens after eating.

Other symptoms of common gallbladder problems include heartburn, excessive gas, indigestion, fever, nausea, vomiting, shaking and chills, tenderness or fullness of the abdomen, jaundice, and discolored stool, according to Everyday Health. These symptoms may be indicative of common gallbladder problems such as gallstones, inflamed gallbladder, biliary colic and dysfunctional gallbladder, otherwise known as chronic gallbladder disease.