When To See a Doctor
Many signs of gallbladder disease can mimic other health conditions. Individually, symptoms like abdominal pain, a low-grade fever, occasional lightheadedness, or changes in bowel movements aren’t a cause for concern. But if you’re experiencing combinations of more than one of these and other symptoms listed above, it might be a good idea to see a doctor to determine if you have gallbladder disease. For example, if you experience the following symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention:
- Abdominal pain that lasts longer than a few hours, especially if the pain is severe or radiates from the upper right side of the abdomen.
- Yellow skin or whites of the eyes
- Pale, chalky poop or dark-colored urine
- Nausea, vomiting, or an inability to keep food down, if accompanied by the symptoms above
- Fever, chills, or sudden dizziness, if accompanied by the symptoms above