What is a gallbladder? Is it necessary to keep it even after having issues related to the gallbladder?

The gallbladder is a small organ that has the shape of a pear. It is situated under our liver, and it works like a pouch or storage of bile, the digestive fluid that our liver produces. According to the best gallbladder surgeon in Kolkata, Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharya, people can easily live without a gallbladder in case it has been removed from the body due to some issue related to the above-mentioned organ. In such cases, the liver still produces enough bile that helps people digest their food. The only trivial change that takes place is that the bile does not get stored in the pouch named gallbladder, but it continuously drips into the digestive system.

Are there different symptoms for any gallbladder disease?

In most cases, gallbladder diseases are mistaken with other medical conditions by general people as the symptoms are quite common. So, the best laparoscopic surgeon in Kolkata advises you to go for a proper screening test for accurate diagnosis and treatment. The symptoms are as follows:

  • You may face abdominal pain that takes place in the upper-right portion of your abdomen. You may suffer from this intense pain after consuming fatty food items. The pain may be mild or severe at times. The pain also spreads with time to the back and also shoulder blades.
  • You may also suffer from gas, bloating, vomiting and nausea. The abdominal pain may also persist along with all these. Heartburn is also a common symptom when you suffer from gallbladder diseases, and antacids do not work anymore in this case.
  • Your stool and urine may look different. Especially the colour may be changed. You may also have jaundice where your skin and the white portion of your eyes become yellow.

If you notice any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you must consult a doctor now.

Is it risky if I do not remove my diseased gallbladder?

If you have gallstones, the best laparoscopic surgeon in Kolkata will ask you to get your gallbladder removed. In that case, every problem related to your gallbladder dysfunction will be resolved. The name of this surgery is laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

If you keep your gallbladder untreated in spite of getting detected with gallstones, there is a possibility that your gallstones may move from your gallbladder to your common bile duct. It is a small tube that transports bile from your gallbladder to your small intestine. In rare cases, this situation may block your common bile duct, and that may cause sharp and unbearable pain. This may also lead to a life-threatening infection of your liver.

Another situation that may occur in the case of an untreated gallbladder is that your gallstones may block the usual flow of bile and will not let the bile go out of the gallbladder. In this case, your gallbladder gets inflamed, and the pain associated with this scenario is so intense that there may be an emergency to get hospitalized as early as possible.

So, do not wait if you have any issues related to your gallbladder and get treated by Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharya, the best gallbladder surgeon in Kolkata.