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What are the different types of gallstones?

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The two main kinds are:

  • Cholesterol stones. These are usually yellow-green in color. They're the most common kind, accounting for 80% of gallstones.
  • Pigment stones. These stones are smaller and darker. They're made up of bilirubin, which comes from bile, a fluid your liver makes and your gallbladder stores.

From: Gallstones: What You Should Know 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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