Bilestone, cholelithiasis, gallbladder attack, biliary colic, gallstone attack, biliary calculus.
Gallstones are hard particles that form in the gall bladder or its ducts. Gallstones can appear as tiny stones like a grain of sand or it can also be as large as a golf ball. It is the most common disorder of the biliary tree - formed when bile contains too much cholesterol or bilirubin and these two bile pigments harden and block the bile duct.
Cholesterol gallstones- hardened cholesterol deposits
Pigment stones- stones made of bilirubin.
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
- Ursodeoxycholic acid - also known as ursodiol (UDCA). It is used to dissolve certain types of gallstones and to treat primary biliary cirrhosis. However, it may take years until the stones go away, and there is a big chance that stones will return after treatment.