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Can you have gallbladder issues without gallstones?

Gallstones are not the only gallbladder issue that can cause us to feel terrible.

The gallbladder is responsible for the release of bile into the small intestines during the digestive process that helps break down and digest fats. Bile is actually made in the liver and then transported to the gallbladder, basically a holding tank for bile until it's needed.

Most people are familiar with the symptoms of gallstones. According to the Mayo Clinic, they include:

  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the upper right portion of your abdomen.

  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the center of your abdomen, just below your breastbone.

  • Back pain between your shoulder blades.

  • Pain in your right shoulder.

  • Nausea or vomiting.

Here are some of the risk factors for gallbladder issues?

Being obese or overweight

People who experienced a significant loss of weight in a fairly short period of time