What Do Gallstones Look Like ?

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What Do Gallstones Look Like ?

Gallstones are actually stone like structures that are very small are known to develop within the gallbladder. It is basically a pear-shaped, tiny sac that is located below the human liver, in upper right abdomen. There are two different kinds of gallstones, namely pigment stones and the cholesterol stones. The latter being yellow green in color are comprised of the hardened cholesterol. Such gallstones account for eighty percent of the total gallstones developed among people.

On the other hand, pigment gallstones are much smaller, dark stones that are made out of bilirubin. These gallstones may be as tiny as the sand grains or it may be as big as gold ball. Gallstones are known to obstruct the passage of bile while moving from gallbladder to the ducts carrying bile from human liver to small intestine. These ducts include various different kinds, such as the hepatic ducts that are responsible for carrying bile out of the liver, the cystic ducts, which are known for taking bile from and to the gallbladder, and last, but not the least, the common bile duct that is responsible for taking bile from cystic as well as hepatic ducts towards small intestine.

Some of the symptoms that may help people detect the presence or development of such dangerous health issue. It is thus advisable to get in touch with the doctor as soon as possible. There are various treatment options available but then there are people who like going for natural measures rather than going at not so comfortable seats.

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What Do Gallstones Look Like ?