Ruptured gallbladder 

The rupturing of any organ in the body can be due to a range of different reasons. Sometimes injury due to severe impact trauma from an accident such as a car collision or fall from a building will result in major rupturing of organs. When an uninjured patient presenting with severe upper abdominal pain, high blood pressure and fever is admitted to a hospital one of the major causes of these symptoms is usually because of a ruptured gallbladder being the culprit. The ruptured gallbladder in this case most likely is caused by the presence of gallstones. As the gallstones enlarge they cause pressure to be exerted on the gallbladder causing excruciating pain and oxycodone vs hydrocodone distress. Immediate surgery is required to alleviate the pressure. This is done by either abdominal or laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is now the more favoured method for gallbladder procedures as it is less invasive and ensures a quicker recovery time.

This is usually the most likely occurrence of gallstones but there are instances also of gallbladder rupture symptoms occurring in pregnant women in the last few weeks of their pregnancy being diagnosed with gallbladder rupture symptoms leading to the investigation of the pregnant woman for the presence of gallstones which proved negative. A pregnant woman presenting with a ruptured gallbladder however will not exhibit the normal symptoms associated with a ruptured gallbladder such as high fever and raised blood pressure. The gallbladder can rupture in this instance due to a highly distended abdominal wall which exerts pressure on the diaphragm which pushes the gallbladder up and back and a sudden move or fall could injure certain organs under certain circumstances.

Gallbladder rupture symptoms can also include sudden drops in heart rate and blood pressure coupled with a bluish hue to the skin. The patient can also present with bouts of delirium which is probably caused most likely by the high fever that is experienced by most patients. A dangerous medical emergency can be caused by a ruptured gallbladder as the possibility of septicaemia is always present. In this scenario the ruptured gallbladder can become infected and release toxins and secondary infection into the blood. Resultant toxic shock can occur and without immediate emergency medical care the situation can prove fatal very quickly indeed as septicaemia can cause the kidneys and liver to shut down. Patients with a ruptured gallbladder present with pain that is continual, sharp and persistent. Also, if the pain experienced is found to be getting worse when inhaling then immediate medical assistance should be sought. The more immediate the treatment the better are your chances of an agreeable outcome.