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January 21, 2015

What is A Gallbladder?

The gallbladder has one main function – it’s the place where your bile is stored in the body. While bile can be incredibly dangerous to your body when it’s outside of the gallbladder, when it’s inside of it, its job is to help aid in digestion. Sometimes the bile can also contain crystallized fragments which form gallstones. Now when these fragments turn into gallstones, they can cause some serious issues inside of your body. The can be as small as a grain of sand or they can bigger – up to the size of a golf ball. These fragments can block up the ducts inside the gallbladder or even worse, if you can imagine it, they can pass out of the gallbladder and into the duct for the bile which can lead to a major infection which can cause inflammation to your pancreas. When it comes to gallbladder problems like this there are all sorts of ways to alleviate the pain and discomfort. Some options may be better than others, but it’s also a good idea to speak to a GI specialist in Queens to come up with a good game plan on what to do. This is not something you want to ignore if you are in a lot of pain because it can get way worse. Here are a few options for you when it comes to pain and discomfort from gallstones.