Sudden Fever or Chills
Chronic gallbladder disease can cause many uncomfortable symptoms, including pain and jaundice. Some people with gallbladder issues also report having a fever or chills. Fevers are associated with a gallbladder infection, which can be serious or even life-threatening. When gallstones block the bile duct and cause bile to build up, this can lead to swelling of the gallbladder. In addition to causing pain and other symptoms, gallbladder inflammation makes you more susceptible to infections. If you’re experiencing characteristic signs of gallbladder issues such as abdominal pain, jaundice, or discolored waste, a sudden fever or chills is a sign of a serious gallbladder infection that requires immediate medical attention. Even a low fever may be a sign of a growing infection. Left untreated, gallbladder infection can spread to other tissue and cause serious complications, like perforation or splitting of gallbladder tissue.