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Solomon L. Lerer, M.D.


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The gallbladder is an organ just under the right rib cage. It stores the bile, or liquid made
by the liver to digest fats. The gallbladder is actually a large muscle that contracts, and
forces the bile into the intestine when we eat. Gallstones can form in the gallbladder.
Often there are no symptoms, however if a stone blocks the outlet of the gallbladder, a
gallbladder "attack", or pain, may develop. People live perfectly normal lives without their
gallbladder, should it need to be removed.

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