What are signs and symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

Not medical advice: Signs/Symptoms of a gallbladder attack include vomiting, gas, pain under the right side of the rib, nausea, frequent attacks at night, queasiness, pain that often starts after a meal that includes grease and fats, attacks that may last anywhere from 15 minutes to 15 hours, and pain that sometimes radiates to the right shoulder or to the back.

If a person were to experience secondary signs, they should immediately seek professional help. These secondary signs may include fever or jaundice accompanying abdominal pain.

According to healthcare professionals, some signs of a gallbladder disease may actually be a heart attack if it's being experienced by a woman. The signs of a heart attack in women greatly differs from the signs that men experience. Other symptoms include fatigue, and the feeling that more sleep is needed.

Manager of the Kansas City Royals, Ned Yost, recently had his gallbladder removed. His gallbladder had been bothering him for two years, and he never once got it checked during that duration.

Updated on Thursday, February 28 2013 at 03:43AM EST