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Gallstones

Gallstones

Gallstones

Gallbladder and gallstones

Gallstones develop when cholesterol and other substances in the bile form crystals that become hard stones in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small sac located just under the liver. Gallstones can form when too much cholesterol is in the bile or when the gallbladder does not empty properly.

Current as of: August 11, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACP, FACG - Gastroenterology