Gallstones develop when cholesterol and other substances in the bile form crystals that become hard stones in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small sac located just under the liver. Gallstones can form when too much cholesterol is in the bile or when the gallbladder does not empty properly.
Current as of: August 11, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACP, FACG - Gastroenterology
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACP, FACG - Gastroenterology