Symptoms of an inflamed gallbladder are nausea, vomiting, fever, painful deep inhalation, and pain in the right abdomen, reports WebMD. Pain associated with an inflamed gallbladder may radiate to the back or underneath the right shoulder blade, and it may remain for up to six hours after a large meal.
Cholecystitis is the medical term for an inflamed gallbladder. Cholecystitis may be caused by a gallstone, trauma, infection or a severe illness, and it may be diagnosed by ultrasound or a gallbladder scan, states WebMD. Individuals suffering from repeated bouts of cholecystitis may need a cholecystectomy, a surgical gallbladder removal.