Gallstones

By Ashley and Madie

Decription

Gallstones are crystallized components of bile in your gallbladder. There are two types, pigment stones and cholesterol stones.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the abdomen
  • indigestion, nausea, or vomiting

Cholesterol Stones

Cholesterol stones occur when too much cholesterol builds up in the bile secreted from the liver.
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Pigment Stones

Pigment stones occur when the gallbladder cannot break down excess space bilirubin.
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Treatment

It can be surgically removed or you can take medication.