The gallbladder is a small organ located just below the liver and right next to the stomach. The main function of the gallbladder is to aid in the digestion of fats. It aids the digestion of fats by storing liquid called bile. Bile is produced in the liver and is used for the breaking of fats and for the digestion of this fat content. All the bile that is produced in the liver is transported into the gallbladder which is later used when needed.
During the last few years a lot of people have started having problems with their gallbladder and so have started having surgeries to get rid of the problems. Gallbladder problems can occur anytime and anywhere and they can be very painful and cause a lot of distress to the person. One of the main problems that the gallbladder has is a growth inside the gallbladder. These gallbladder polyps grow on the walls of the gallbladder. A polyp is an abnormal growth of the muscle or tissue. These polyps are mainly found in the stomach, the nose, and colon or in the gallbladder. One of the main polyps that grow in the gallbladder is known as the cholesterol polyp and adenocarcinoma. These gallbladder polyps affect more than 5 percent adults each year. No one truly knows the real reason for the growth of the polyps in the gallbladder. The chances of gallbladder polyps happening to men are higher than them happening to women.
Most of the gallbladder polyps do not have any symptoms so it makes them hard to detect. Although they do cause irregularities in the digestion system but that is hard to notice by a normal human being. Other problems with the gallbladder such as; gallstones or swelling of the gallbladder, have different symptoms. These symptoms can vary from; fever, nausea, stomachaches, pain in-between the shoulders and back, having to walk in a bending position and many more. When one has a gallbladder problem such as stones the person would not be able to move properly and the right side near the stomach will hurt pretty badly.
Gallbladder polyps can be detected by ultrasound of the gallbladder. If a person is having problems with the gallbladder and is unable to figure out the cause then they should get an ultrasound done because gallbladder polyps are harmful to the digestion system and to the body. Usually these polyps are found during an ultrasound of the abdominal are. These polyps in the long run do cause abdominal pain.
Most polyps in the gallbladder have to be removed as a treatment. If the polyps are larger than 1 cm then the gallbladder might even have to be removed. For small polyps an option of laparoscopic surgery can be done.
People should use home remedies prescribed by the doctor to flush out the gallbladder once in a few months to insure that the gallbladder is safe from any problems. These remedies can help out a person and can save them from surgeries.