Gall bladder pain mainly occurs when the person has gallstones that have developed in the bile that is secreted by the liver. These stones are hardened masses. The bile on the other hand is a runny fluid so when the stones travel through the passages that were intended to carry bile, they hang up and cause intense pain for the person as well as numerous gall stone symptoms. Sometimes the pain lasts for just a few minutes and then at other times it may last for several hours before it dissipates. The pain should go away after a few hours and if it does not do so, you should have a doctor examine you to ascertain the severity of the condition. An infection in this organ can cause the same pain as the stones but will more than likely also cause a fever and possible nausea for the patient. Fever with these pains is almost always a sign of infection or complications occurring.
Sometimes people think that the gallbladder symptoms they are experiencing are caused by the fact they were lying down. They think if they wait longer after a meal before they lie down for the night that the pains will not return. This is true of acid reflux and indigestion that is caused from eating too much, but it is not true of gallstones. When the pains of the stones being forced through channels that are not large enough for them to move through surface, it is because there is a stone not because of the position your body is in. Gallstones are moved through the ducts that connect all of the digestive system along with the bile. These ducts are made to transport the bile across the liver and into the small intestinal tract or duodenum. Bile is a thin liquid so the stones are forcibly moved through the duct and this forcing of something through these channels is what creates gall bladder pain.