What is it?
The gallbladder is a small, hollow organ located under your liver on the right side of your abdomen. It is the key storage facility for bile, which is essential to the body’s digestive system. Gallstones can block the flow of bile if they become lodged in any part of the gallbladder’s intricate duct system. This can lead to painful inflammation.
What are the symptoms?
Gallstone symptoms vary, but may include:
Pain under the right side of the rib cage
Upper back pain
Nausea / vomiting
Severe pain lasting from 30 minutes to several hours
Pain onset after consumption of a fatty meal