Yaz Gallbladder Removal

Yaz Side Effects Lawsuit

Yasmin/Yaz Galbladder Lawsuits

Gallbladder disease in women has been linked to the use of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control pills.  If you or a loved one has had gallbladder removal surgery after taking Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, you may be entitled to collect money damages.  Contact us now for a free, Yaz gallbladder claim review.  Call 800-845-6913 or use the Yaz Lawsuit Attorney Consultation form on this page.  Let us help you recover the Yaz gallbladder removal compensation you deserve.

Yaz Gallbladder Side Effects

The gallbladder (also spelled "gall bladder") is a small, pear-shaped muscular sac located under the rib cage on the right side of the liver.  Bile produced in the liver is stored in the gallbladder until needed for digestion.   When food is eaten, bile is released from the gall bladder into the small intestine through the cystic duct and common bile duct to help digest fats.  The pancreatic duct joins the common bile duct at the small intestine, adding enzymes to aid in digestion.

Cause of Yaz Gallbladder Disease

Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella contain Drospirenone, a synthetic progestin hormone.   The gallbladder side effects of this form of synthetic progestin may include increased cholesterol levels in bile and decreased gallbladder movement.  Combined, these gallbladder conditions can slow or obstruct the flow of bile out of the gallbladder and result in gallbladder disease (inflammation and/or gallstones).   Women who suffer gallbladder disease and gallstones after taking Yaz often must undergo gallbladder removal surgery.

Yaz Gallbladder Inflammation Symptoms

Symptoms of Yaz gallbladder inflammation may include:

  • Pain in the upper right abdomen that is severe and constant, and may last for days. Pain frequently increases when drawing a breath.
  • Pain may also radiate to the back or occur under the shoulder blades, behind the breast bone, or on the left side.
  • Fever and chills occur in about one of three patients.
  • Complaints of gas, nausea, and abdominal discomfort after meals; these are the most common symptoms, but they may be vague and difficult to distinguish from similar complaints in people who do not have gallbladder disease.
  • Chronic diarrhea (4 - 10 bowel movements every day for at least 3 months).
  • Jaundice (yellowish skin)
  • Dark urine, lighter stools, or both
  • Rapid heartbeat and abrupt blood pressure drop
  • Fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, and severe pain in the upper right abdomen. These symptoms suggest an infection in the bile duct (called cholangitis).

Yaz Gallstone Symptoms

Symptoms of Yaz gallstones may include:

  • Sudden pain to the right upper or middle upper abdomen that:
    • May go away and come back
    • May be sharp, cramping, or dull
    • May spread to the back or below the right shoulder blade
    • Occurs within minutes of a meal

Additional symptoms that may occur with gallstones include:

  • Fever
  • Yellowing of skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Nausea and vomiting