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Gall Bladder
Gall Bladder

What Are Gallstones All About?

According to the opinions of specialists gallstones, also known as Gall Bladder stones are tiny, solid objects found within the gall bladder. It is a tiny organ that lies beneath the liver. The gallstones develop from the wastes, including cholesterol and bilirubin, which the bile transports during the process of breaking down in red blood corpuscles , or RBCs. The term used by doctors is Cholelithiasis. There is no doubt that it’s a painful condition that needs some type of surgical procedure, which is usually laparoscopy or laser. The size of gallstones may vary based on how severe the condition. Most of the time, they are as small as a grain sand, or as large as an golf ball.


Symptoms of Gallstones

  • A mild to intense pain in the upper bellyarea, near the ribs
  • A numbness or pain that is felt in the right portion of the back or the shoulder
  • Motion that is loose
  • Vomiting/Nausea
  • Gastric issues, such as acidity, gas stomach, indigestion and/or heartburn
Symptoms of Gallstones

When To See A Specialist Doctor?

The necessity to see a doctor is If you notice the following symptoms:

  • The belly area is achy pain that lasts for several hours
  • Skin and eyes that appear yellowish
  • Shakes and fever
  • Stools with light colored stool, dusky urine
Symptoms of Gallstones
Gall Bladder Surgery

Severity of Gallbladder Issues

Acute Cholecystitis

This is typically due to an infection of the gallbladder. The condition can cause extreme discomfort on the left upper abdominal which can last for several hours.

Rupture of Gall Bladder

Rupture occurs because gallstones block cystic drain. This causes the formation of pus inside the gallbladder. It can happen due to gangrene. It is more common in diabetics.


Pancreatitis is a condition that occurs when gallstones slide into the pancreatic canal. It blocks the flow of pancreatic juice. It could be life-threatening in some instances. It is a condition that requires immediate treatment.


If the gallstones break up and enter the drains of your body, they block the flow of Bile. This causes accumulation of bile within the body, which eventually leads to jaundice.

Cancer of Gallbladder

Cancer of Gallbladder

If they are not treated promptly gallstones may result in cancerous gallbladder. The experts believe that it is the most alarming condition. But, the incidence is about one percent.

Cancer of Gallbladder