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The Gallbladder

The Gallbladder The gallbladder is a small pouch that sits just under the liver. The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. After meals, the gallbladder is empty and flat, like a deflated balloon. Before a meal, the gallbladder may be full of bile and about the size of a small pear. In response to…

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Gallstones Cholelithiasis; Gallbladder attack; Biliary colic; Gallstone attack; Biliary calculus Last reviewed: August 11, 2011. Gallstones are hard, pebble-like deposits that form inside the gallbladder. Gallstones may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. See also: Acute cholecystitis Choledocholithiasis Causes, incidence, and risk factors The cause of…

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