Most gallstones do not show up on regular X-rays, but they are seen easily with an ultrasound. Gallstones are very common, but don't cause symptoms in most people. Even if you are found to have gallstones on an ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan, it may be difficult for your doctor to know if the stones are causing symptoms. If your symptoms are typical for gallstones, though, your doctor probably will recommend treatment.
If a stone is blocking drainage of bile, an...Read more