The gallbladder is a hollow structure located on the right side under the liver. It helps to store “bile’ the digestive fluid to digest food. People often suffer from gallstones, mainly developed when the digestive fluid gets hardened. The size of the Gall Bladder Stones can range from like grains of sand to a ping pong ball.

Types of gallstones

Individuals can suffer from mainly three types of gallstones.

  • Cholesterol Gallstones

This is the common type of gallstone that primarily appears in greenish-yellow or chalk white. This stone occurs due to undissolved cholesterol.

  • Pigment gallstones

These are known as dark brown or black stones, and these stones contain bilirubin. The prime cause of black stone is undissolved cholesterol.

  • Mixed gallstones

Individuals often suffer from mixed gallstones, which are a mixture of cholesterol and pigment gallstones.

Symptoms of Gall Bladder Stones

The size of gallstones can vary from a small sand grain to a ping pong ball. The size of the gallstones can vary over time. A person who suffers from gallstones can face the symptoms like bloating or continuous digestive system, flatulence, sudden & acute pain in the upper right portion of the abdomen, chills & high fever, dark urine, and jaundice, etc.

Gall Bladder Stones treatment

Often, gallstones do not cause serious illness to an individual, so patients don’t opt for any treatment for gallbladder. Well, your physician will determine whether the patient requires any treatment for gallstones. The possible treatment options are surgery and medications.

Individuals can suffer from a certain type of gallstone that should get removed. As per doctors, if gallstones are left untreated, Cholecystitis can lead to serious and life-threatening complications in patients. Individuals can suffer from gallbladder rupture, where the gallbladder wall will burst. Hence, if the gallbladder is left untreated, it can become life-threatening to the patients. One can consult with Dr. Irfan Shaikh, Pune, for more essential details.

About Dr. Irfan Shaikh

Dr. Irfan Shaikh – Consultant Urologist & Uro Surgeon (MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), M.Ch. Urology), is one of the Top Urologists In Pune. A gold medalist in the department of Urology, Dr. Irfan Shaikh specializes in Female Urology in India. He has finished his education at one of the top colleges with MBBS from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sasson General Hospital in Pune and MS in general surgery from PGI, Chandigarh. Moreover, he has also done M.Ch in Urology from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital. Having so many degrees from prestigious institutes, Dr. Irfan Shaikh ensures to treat his patients with all the knowledge that he has accumulated over the years