Gallstones are little pebble-like substances that form in the gallbladder, a small organ located under the liver that helps with digestion. These stones develop because cholesterol and pigments in bile sometimes form hard particles. You may have a gallstone and not know it. When symptoms do occur, you may have stomach and back pain, feel nauseous, and may vomit. If you have symptoms of gallstones, it is important to tell your doctor to prevent serious problems from developing. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about gallstones andgallbladder problems, including what gallstones look like, how they are treated, and much more.
Symptoms of Gallstones
Often, gallstones don't have any symptoms. WebMD explains how you'll know if you have them.
The Basics of Gallstones
WebMD explains the basics of gallstones, a digestive disorder.
Treatment for Gallstones
WebMD explains how gallstones are diagnosed and treated.
Learn More About Gallstones
WebMD looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for gallstones.
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The Gallbladder (Human Anatomy): Picture, Definition, Function, and Related Conditions
WebMD’s Gallbladder Anatomy Page provides detailed images, definitions, and information about the gallbladder. Learn about its function, location on the body, and conditions that affect the gallbladder, as well as tests and treatments for gallbladder conditions.