Gallbladder. h9991361_002.jpg. The gallbladder is a small sac under the liver that stores and concentrates bile, a fluid that helps the body digest fats. After a meal, the gallbladder contracts and releases bile through the common bile duct into the small intestine. Continue Reading Below ...
Mar 11, 2017 ... WebMD's Gallbladder Anatomy Page provides detailed images, definitions, and information about the gallbladder. Learn about its function, location on the body, and conditions that affect the gallbladder, as well as tests and treatments for gallbladder conditions.
Apr 21, 2017 ... Your gallbladder sits on the right side of your belly, below your liver. It's a small organ, shaped like a pear, that holds a fluid called bile. This liquid, made in your liver, helps you digest fats and certain vitamins. When you eat, your body gets the signal to release it -- through channels called ducts -- into your ...
Apr 2, 2017 ... Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile, the fluid that helps digest food. If it's not working the way it should (or your bile gets out of balance), hard fragments start to form. These can be as small as a grain of rice or as big as a golf ball. Gallstones don't go away on their own. If they start to hurt ...
Aug 24, 2011 ... Experts discuss foods that are good for your gallbladder, as well as what not to eat when you have gallbladder problems.
Feb 28, 2018 ... What Are Gallstones? They aren't really stones. They're pieces of solid material that form in the gallbladder, a small organ located under the liver. You might not even know you have them until they block a bile duct, causing pain that you need to get treated right away.
Jul 23, 2015 ... So what to do when gallbladder trouble -- either an inflamed gallbladder or gallstones -- strikes? In a new review, experts led by Dr. Todd Baron, a professor of gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, compared the pros and cons of several surgical methods for the problem.
Jan 17, 2017 ... WebMD explains the various tests used to help diagnose gallbladder problems.
Mar 26, 2017 ... Gallstones are crystal-like deposits that develop in the gallbladder -- a small, pear-shaped organ that stores bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver. These deposits may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball; they may be hard or soft, smooth or jagged. You may have several gallstones ...