Symptoms of Biliary Dyskinesia
The most common symptoms of biliary dyskinesia are:
- Acute or dull pain in the right hypochondrium after a stressful situation or a spicy/fatty meal – as mentioned above the pain is caused by desynchronization of the gallbladder contractions and the relaxation of the sphincters. The pain can also be caused by extensive exercises and irradiate into the right shoulder.
- Bitter taste in mouth in the morning – this is caused by the backward flow of bile from duodenum into the stomach and then into esophagus. This is caused by changes in motility of the lower esophageal sphincter, as it often accompanies biliary dyskinesia.
- Lack of energy and depression – can be caused by the non-specific reaction of the body to disorders in the gastrointestinal tract.
- Nausea and vomiting – can be the cause of cholestasis – a condition during which the bile is unable to flow from the liver into the duodenum. This can be caused by the spasm of the sphincter of Oddi.
- Bad breath – this symptom is caused by the backward flow of bile into stomach and esophagus.
- Other symptoms which could be a sign of biliary dyskinesia include diarrhea, constipation, bad appetite and bad nighttime sleep, decreased libido and problems with menstrual cycle.