The gallbladder is a small organ that sits below the liver in the upper right side of our abdomen. The gallbladder stores bile, a greenish-yellow liquid that helps digestion. The solid structures that form within the gallbladder are known as gallstones. Most gallstones are caused due to increased concentrations of cholesterol in the bile. The other causes for gallstones include increased bilirubin in the bile or failed periodical emptying of the bile from the gallbladder.
Treatment of gallstones is not necessary until symptoms are seen. If you have been experiencing sudden and radiating pain in the right side of the abdomen, the doctor will most likely recommend surgical removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy). But is there a way to treat gallstone without undergoing surgery?