The gallbladder has gotsta go!

By , May 4, 2010 12:15 am

This is my gallbladder, Tim.

First, apparently it’s “gallbladder” or “gall bladder,” not “gal bladder.” Good to know.

Second, a little more info on what has been going on.

The gallbladder is used as sort of a digestive backup: it stores bile produced elsewhere and, when hard-to-digest food is introduced to the digestive tract – the gallbladder will send in the reinforcements. That means it’s useful, but not critical.

Gallstones are formed out of normal bile components that somehow solidify and get stuck in obnoxious (and potentially dangerous) places.

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