The gall organ is in the lower part of the liver, which is in the lower right side of the abdomen. With the bile liquid in it, the organ, which has a pear-shaped shape, breaks down fats physically. It is one of the organs that help both men and women digest food.
Inside the body, the gallbladder is linked to the liver, intestines, and pancreas. The gallbladder is where the bile made by the liver is stored. The gallbladder stores bile that is not used right away. When it is time to use it, it comes out of the gallbladder and helps the digestive process.
The gallbladder can also burst if the organ breaks down because of a problem with the gallbladder. Sometimes there are problems with the gallbladder, and when there are, the person can be in a lot of pain.
What is a gallbladder stone?
Gallstones are a hard, crystalline mass made up of bile pigments, calcium salts, and cholesterol that form in the bile duct of the gallbladder. Gallstones come in different sizes. These masses can be as big as an egg or as small as a grain of sand.
Even though there are limits on age and gender, this disorder, which affects women more than men, is even more common in people over 40. Because gallstones block the bile duct, it can be hard to digest fats. Bile fluid is needed to break down fats, which is especially true for people who eat fatty foods. When gallstones block the flow of bile fluid, pain and swelling start to happen in the abdomen.
What are the types of gallbladder stones?
- Pigment gallstones: Pigment gallstones are dark black or brown because they are made up of bilirubin. Even though it does not seem to happen very often, 30–40% of the time it does.
- Cholesterol gallstones: Gallstones made of cholesterol are the most common type. Some of these gallstones may be lighter and look different. These stones form when Cholesterol that has not been broken down gets stuck together in the gallbladder. Aside from the cholesterol, these stones have a lot of other things in them.