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It is possible to develop gallstones without you having a gallbladder. The presence of gallstones in the common bile duct is known as choledocholithiasis. These types of stones can also be found in cystic duct and common hepatic duct. They are commonly known as bile duct stones or gallstones in the bile duct.

Gall stones are the hardened deposits made up of digestive fluids that are formed in your gall bladder. Non-surgical removal of gall stones is usually done in patients who are unfit for surgery or have some complications. Non-surgical treatment of gall stones is usually preferred when there are chances to save the organ (gall bladder).

Gallbladder pain (often misspelled gall bladder) is a term used to describe any pain that occurs due to a disease or a medical condition of the gallbladder. The majority of gall bladder pain is caused by gallbladder problems such as biliary colic, cholecystitis, gallstones, pancreatitis and ascending cholangitis.

The gallbladder is a long pear-shaped membranous sac (hollow structure) that sits just under the liver. It stores and concentrates the bile produced by the liver which is important in fat digestion. It weighs around 300 gm on average. The organ helps in the digestion of foods but is not a vital organ.