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Types of Gallstones

Gallstones: Types list

The list of types of Gallstones mentioned in various sources includes:

  • Silent gallstones - unknown gallstones without symptoms
  • Symptomatic gallstones - causing symptoms
  • Cholesterol stones - about 80% of cases
  • Pigment stones
  • Mixed stones

Types discussion:

The two types of gallstones are cholesterol stones and pigment stones. Cholesterol stones are usually yellow-green and are made primarily of hardened cholesterol. They account for about 80 percent of gallstones. Pigment stones are small, dark stones made of bilirubin. Gallstones can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. The gallbladder can develop just one large stone, hundreds of tiny stones, or almost any combination. (Source: excerpt from Gallstones: NIDDK)

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