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Can bile duct stones be left alone?
Most bile duct stones are gallstones that form in the gallbladder and move to the bile duct. Gallstones inside the gallbladder may just sit there without causing any problems. Many people don鈥檛 even know they have gallstones as long as they stay inside the gallbladder. Those gallstone can be left alone.
What are gallstones in the bile duct?
Gallstones in the bile duct: Stones that form in the gallbladder and move to the bile duct Bile duct stones: These stones actually form in the bile duct. Most bile duct stones are gallstones that form in the gallbladder and move to the bile duct.
Where do gallstones pass out from?
Most small stones, however, will pass out with the bile into the duodenum of the small intestine. Less frequently, a stone may originate within the hepatic or common bile duct and this is referred to as a primary bile duct stone. There are two different types of gallstones 鈥?cholesterol and pigment stones.
What happens to bile when a gallbladder stone is blocked?
The gallbladder can release bile back into the bile duct when needed. When a stone blocks bile from coming to the bile duct, bile starts flowing backwards. The liver keeps making bile, but it has nowhere to go. Bile then backs up and spills back into the blood.