The gall bladder is a non-descript organ that is found very close to the liver in the human body. The main function of this organ is to help the liver to absorb fat by gathering and accumulating bile. It is expected to let this matter into small intestines and the stomach as and when the need arises. It can store about 50 ml. of bile. The bile is actually produced by the liver and consists of water, bile acids, phospholipids, electrolytes and pigments. The gall bladder is connected to the liver by way of the bile duct.
As and when the bile that is stored in the gall bladder becomes more concentrated, it starts getting crystallized and eventually forms tiny stones. These stones are generally found in people who are above forty years old and obese. It is these crystals that create a soreness of the bladder and exudes symptoms of indigestion after a filling and fatty meal. If the stone happen to be lodged in the bile duct it gives the victim unbearable pain. There is every possibility that this stone will pass out of the body, but there are cases when it creates an obstruction that becomes serious and has to be removed through a surgical process.
There are certain cases when your bad breath could be a sign that you have problems with your gall bladder. As this organ produces strong digestive enzymes, it sometimes becomes tiny stones and if this blocks the bile duct very often you have bad breath. You will also experience pain and fever accompanied with a feeling of nausea and vomiting. You will also find that the color of your stools is grayish due to the lack of bile that is now blocked.
An x-ray or a scan will tell you if you have gall bladder stones and one of the best ways to get rid of it is through laparoscopic surgery which is both effective and extremely safe and it is far less painful that an open surgery. Of course each person has different symptoms and the treatment is best decided by the doctor who can tell you whether you need a surgery or not.