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Genital Herpes & Gallbladder Symptoms

 

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes, a condition caused by the herpes simplex virus, is a common infection most often passed sexually. Babies born to mothers with genital herpes are at risk of infection as well. One in five Americans in the teen years or older have this condition; in fact, 50 million Americans in the United States are infected with genital herpes. Not everyone who has it even knows the infection is there. Many times it is asymptomatic, but it is still contagious to one's sex partner. Though there is treatment for the discomfort it can cause, there is no cure. Once infected, the person has this condition for life. Genital herpes can cause flu-like symptoms, swollen glands and a painful rash in the genital area. The symptoms can come and go throughout the lifespan of the infected person.

Gallbladder Symptoms

Problems with the gallbladder, a small organ located under the liver on the right side of the body, typically result from gallstones. These pebble-sized formations can interfere with the proper functioning of the gallbladder and can cause significant symptoms. In some cases, the symptoms may indicate gallbladder disease or a serious medical condition that needs immediate treatment.

Colic symptoms

Perhaps the most common health problem resulting from gallbladder problems is binary colic. The main symptom is a pain on the right side of the body near the rib cage. The pain might also extend into the back. The sufferer might experience nausea, vomiting or both. Binary colic often occurs after a victim eats a fatty meal. Symptoms often occur late at night, several hours after the victim has eaten. The symptoms usually subside after one to five hours.

Serious gallbladder symptoms

More serious symptoms occur when the gallbladder is infected due to the gallstones blocking the bile duct. This can cause a pain in the upper right abdomen that lasts longer than five hours, perhaps persisting for days. The pain may increase when the sufferer breathes. Some people might experience fevers and chills. These symptoms point to a serious underlying condition, and victims should seek immediate medical treatment.

Gallbladder symptoms might indicate a problem the sufferer can manage with lifestyle changes and careful monitoring or an underlying condition that needs urgent attention. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should consult with their health care provider to determine the exact cause of their difficulties and the best way to manage their symptoms.

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