Gallstones- how do I know whether I have it or not??
Hello, recently my friend has undergone surgery to remove the gall stones. When I came to know about this, I became curious about how do I know whether I have gallstones or not. Can anyone help. Please comment.
The gallbladder is a small sac that stores bile, which the body uses during digestion. Gallstones are small stones that form in the gallbladder.
In most cases, a person may not know that they have gallstones, as they usually do not cause any symptoms. However, people may experience symptoms if the gallstones form in front of an opening in the gallbladder.
Symptoms may include:
Persistent pain below the ribs, on the right hand side of the body
Treatment for gallstones may include surgical removal of the gallbladder or a procedure whereby a medical professional will remove gallstones from the bile duct.