Gallstones - Diagnosis


If you have any symptoms of gallstones, it is better to get diagnosed from your doctor rather than waiting only for the symptoms to get worse. If your doctor suspects gallstones, he may recommend you to do the following tests.

Ultrasound – Best way to examine the gallstones – Uses sound waves to create the images of the gallbladder

X-rays – Shows the picture of the gallbladder after the patient swallows a pill containing a safe, temporary dye

CT scan – Helps to see the pictures of your liver and gallbladder. It also helps to check for any blockages in that region.

Blood tests – Blood tests do not help in examining gallstones but helps to measure the amount of bilirubin in your blood. It helps to determine the functioning of your liver.