Gallbladder Disease

What Causes Gallstones?

An estimated 25 million Americans have gallstones, with women being twice as likely as men to have them. Here’s what to know.

Gallbladder Disease Topics


What is a Gallbladder Diet?

To avoid pain or discomfort with your gallbladder, learn which foods to avoid.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Can Your Gallbladder Cause An Irregular Heartbeat?

Question Asked by Arianna Can Your Gallbladder Cause An Irregular Heartbeat? I’ve been having irregular heartbeats (skipped beats, fast heartbeats) along with chest pains. My heart doctor wanted to rule out the possibility of gallstones, and come to ...

Relationship between migraine and the vagus nerve and gallbladder?

Full Question: I am a Registered Nurse who has suffered from migraines for decades. I also have a strong family history of first degree relatives who are also affected. My question is this: what is the relationship, if any, between migraine headaches ...

By Ask the Clinician

Gallbladder and Bladder Problems Can Be Misdiagnosed as Typical Back Pain

Sometimes back pain is not strictly related to spinal structures. Sometimes back pain comes from other places, specifically internal organs. In a process called referred pain, internal organs can send pain signals to other parts of the body. For exam...

By Christina Lasich, MD

Pancreatitis After Gallbladder Surgery?

Question Asked by erector Pancreatitis After Gallbladder Surgery? Is there any relation to having gallbladder and bile duct removed and then developing pancreatitis? Answer I’m afraid I don’t know enough about this to give you a definitive answer. I ...