Your gallbladder is an organ beneath your liver which holds and concentrates bile
, used for digestion/absorption of fats.
The bile duct can be obstructed by gallstones
, leading to pain and foul smelling diarrhea. The gallbladder can be removed to reduce the risk of formation and recurring blockage. Risks of this surgery include chronic diarrhea
, pain, bleeding, infection, and blockage.
Answer assisted by Garrett Caldwell, Medical Student