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What are gallstones?

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They aren’t really stones. They're pieces of solid material that form in the gallbladder, a small organ located under the liver. You might not even know you have them until they block a bile duct, causing pain that you need to get treated right away.

From: Gallstones (Cholelithiasis) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 28, 2018

SOURCE: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 28, 2018

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