2. Lasting abdominal pain
Even though the characteristic pain of a sick gallbladder appears or worsens after you eat, in some cases your gallbladder could be so inflammated that the pain lasts for hours, even if you haven’t eaten much or anything at all. Aside from that, pain caused by gallbladder issues presents itself in the same way as acute pain: it is located on the top right of your abdomen, and sometimes can spread to the top center.
The perception of the pain itself can change: it can be dull but constant, or sharp as if you had a knife or a needle buried in your flesh. It can also resemble cramps, growing and losing intensity over the course of hours. It will also usually become worse when you take a deep breath because when you do so your diaphragm goes down and presses your gallbladder, which will hurt if it is inflammated.