What is the gallbladder ?
Your gallbladder is a small organ in your upper abdomen. The abdomen is the area in the middle of your body that holds many organs, including the stomach and gallbladder.
What Causes Gallbladder Problems ?
Gallstones are often the cause. These small, hard deposits form in the gallbladder. They can also get into the bile duct, which connects the gallbladder with your intestines.
You are more likely to get gallstones if you :
- Are a woman
- Have had children
- Are overweight
- Are over 40
You might also get gallstones if other people in your family had them. Doctors do not have a consistent way of preventing gallstones.