The pear shaped organ called gallbladder may have digestive fluid deposits called gallstones. Such stones can be as little like the grain of sand or as huge like a golf ball. There are cases when a person only has a single stone while others may have several at once.

If this occurs, the usual treatment option is an operation which includes the removal of the gallbladder. Gallstones may not cause any symptom and usually do not require prompt treatment. Yet, if it already blocks the organ, the patient may experience nausea and vomiting, right shoulder pain, shoulder blades pain at the back, pain below the breastbone that is sudden and quickly intensifying, and intensified pain at the right part of the stomach. The pain may last for some minutes to hours.

Causes are not very clear but it may include increase cholesterol build up in the bile, increased bilirubin, proper emptying of the gallbladder is not enough. Those with liver and diabetes are very prone to develop gallstones.

  1. August 13, 2017

    As much as I have read, gallstones are collections of solid material in the gallbladder. The liver can secrete too much cholesterol, which is carried with bile, to the gallbladder, where the excess cholesterol forms solid particles and accumulates.This problem sometimes cause upper abdominal pain that can last for hours. Most disorders of the gallbladder and bile ducts result from gallstones and these problems increase with the passage of time then ultimate solution to treat this is the removal of Gallbladder.

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