Larger gallstones are not dangerous, but the smaller ones can cause problems. They can travel into the main duct that drains your liver and block off the pancreas and the liver. That's when you turn yellow and get pancreatitis.
- Q What raises my risk for gallstones?
- Q What is the rate of incidence for gallstones?
- Q How is obesity related to developing gallstones?
- Q Why are women more likely to develop gallstones?
- Q Can pregnancy increase my risk of gallstones?
- Q What are risk factors for gallstones?