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How are gallstones diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

To diagnose gallstones, your doctor may decide to take pictures of your gallbladder using ultrasound or a CT scan. Scans, magnetic resonant imaging (MRI) and other tests also can show whether a gallstone is blocking your bile duct. Your doctor may also take a blood test to look for signs of serious complications, like jaundice, an infection or pancreatitis.

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