What Is the Definition of Gallstones?

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Gallstones are not really stones. They are pieces of solid material that form in the gallbladder, a small organ located under the liver. Symptoms of gallstones only occur when there are complications. They include:
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Pain in the upper belly
  • Bloating
Causes of gallstones:
  • Diet
  • Weight
  • Genes
  • Gallbladder-related problems
Risk factors:
  • Losing weight too quickly
  • Diabetes
  • Birth control pills
  • Obesity
If you think you have some of the symptoms of gallstones, go to your doctor. Delayed treatment may lead to more serious problems.   Keywords: gallstones; gallstone_; gallstone; gallstones+; gallstones bile duct