The Gall Bladder is a tear-drop shaped sac that sits beneath the liver. It collects bile, which is produced by the liver. The gall bladder releases the bile after eating to aid digestion.
Gallbladder problems can arise if the organ doesn’t function properly. Most commonly, gallstones form out of the solid particles of cholesterol and bile salts. These small hard masses develop in the gallbladder or bile duct and can cause extreme pain and illness. If the gallstones block the flow of bile, causing complications and severe pain, it may be necessary to conduct a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal).