What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Gallbladder?

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The symptoms of a bad gallbladder include indigestion, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. The pain is potentially sharp or dull, depending on the condition. Pain and symptoms sometimes worsen after a greasy meal, reports Everyday Health.

The most common problem that creates these symptoms is an inflammation of the gallbladder caused by gallstones. Although 90 percent of people with gallstones do not initially have symptoms, they often appear once the stones move and block the ducts, says Everyday Health.

When the stones create a blockage, they cause biliary colic. This condition causes severe pain because the gallbladder starts to spasm. The colic lasts for a few hours before subsiding, states Everyday Health.

Possible causes for bladder inflammation include gallstones, excessive alcohol consumption, infections or tumors that cause bile build-up. If a fever is present with bladder inflammation, seek medical treatment, advises Everyday Health.