2. No Relief from Pain Killers
When you are experiencing pain in the abdomen and throughout the back, chances are that you will first reach for an over the counter pain medication in order to get some relief. If the issue is caused by something else, the pain reliever should help to ease the pain. However, if the over the counter pain medication does not help alleviate the symptoms, it could be an indicator that there is an issue with the gallbladder.
If you do not have any improvement in pain after moving positions, passing gas, or having a bowel movement, it could also be indicative of a gallbladder issue. It is important to discuss with your doctor exactly when the pain occurs, how long that it lasts as well as whether or not the pain goes away after taking medication. If the pain is not helped with medication, it can help the doctors target the gallbladder as a culprit more quickly.