A bilious attack, also known as a gallbladder attack, is one of the most severe gastrointestinal problems.
- These attacks occur when bile and minerals in the body form small stone-like structures or gallstones.
- Consequently, these stones pass through the bile ducts by the gallbladder, which causes mild to severe pain in the process.
- The person suffering from this attack may feel a sharp pain in the upper right or middle part of the abdomen.
- Such attacks usually occur due to the consumption of food that is high in cholesterol or fat.
- In such situations, the body tries to release bile from the bladder but fails due to blockage of gallstones.
Symptoms for bilious attacks
There are two types of gallbladder diseases that cause these attacks. Those are cholecystitis and choledocholithiasis.
This type causes redness, inflammation or swelling of the gallbladder due to the blockage of the bile duct by gallstones. Symptoms include:
This is a type of vein disease, and it occurs when gallstones get stuck in the bile duct. Symptoms include:
- Pain in the upper right abdomen
- Yellow eye and skin
- Appetite loss
- Light, gray-coloured stools
- Dark-coloured urine
Cholecystitis,Choledocholithiasis,Inflammation of the pancreas,Chronic gallbladder disease
Ibuprofen,Paracetamol,Ursodiol,Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Pain in the abdomen,Fever,Nausea,Vomiting,Sweating,Chills,Abdominal cramps