What is Gall bladder?
Gall bladder is a small organ below the liver in the upper right abdomen. It’s a pouch that stores bile, a green-yellow liquid that helps with digestion.
What are Gallstones?
80 % of gallstones are formed when there’s too much cholesterol in the bile. Other 20 percent of gallstones are made of calcium salts . The exact reason behind formation of gallstones is still unknown.
Having too much cholesterol in your bile can lead to yellow cholesterol stones. These hard stones may develop if your liver makes more cholesterol than your bile can dissolve.
Gallstones can lead to pain in the upper right abdomen. You may start to have gallbladder pain from time to time when you eat foods that are high in fat, such as fried foods. The pain doesn’t usually last more than a few hours.
Symptoms (Biliary Colic)
- Stomach pain
- Colored stools
- Colored Urine
Gallstones actually don’t cause pain. The pain usually occurs when the gallstones blocks the movement of bile from the gallbladder.
Gallstones are detected through X-rays or during abdomen surgery.
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