It is very common these days among all age groups yet middle age group and old age group are at high risk of getting infected with gallstone. Well, the word itself is clarifying that it is the stone in the gallbladder. Gallstones may be called as the hardened deposits of digestive fluid in either gallbladder or bile duct. Generally, it get deposited in the gallbladder but if the stone migrates to the duct of bile tract which in turn can lead to the serious infection of bile duct.
Gallstones are generally silent but still some of the common symptoms of gallstones are sharp pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, nausea and vomiting that steadily increases for 30 minutes and last up to several hours, pain between the shoulder blades or below right shoulder. The symptoms are mostly those of a kidney stone attack. In addition to all these symptoms, the person may also suffer from fever. The diagnosis for the same is ultrasound.
Now as you know that what gallstone is, the knowledge about the treatment is a must. It can be treated both surgically and medically. Surgical removal of gallbladder which may or may not lead to some negative effects in the patients. Medially, they can be treated by ursodeoxycholic acid taken by mouth but only cholesterol.