Gallbladder disease refers to a variety of conditions that can affect the gallbladder, the pear-shaped organ under the liver that stores bile.
The most common symptom of gallbladder disease is pain in the upper right corner of the abdomen. Depending on the type of illness, the person may also experience fever, nausea, vomiting, and / or jaundice. Diseases that affect the bile ducts are also collectively known as gallbladder disease.
There are generally two options for treating gallstones: the watch and wait approach or surgery. Other problems with the gallbladder or bile duct may require a more specialized procedure called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).