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19 Painful Stories About Dealing With Gallstones
Most people have heard of kidney stones and how painful those can be, but some people would be surprised to hear about gallstones. Similar to kidney stones, gallstones are hardened deposits that develop in the gallbladder and lead to some excruciating pain. These 19 people plagued by the condition are opening up about the challenges they face. Here's what they had to say.

Having a diagnosis is a huge relief.

Gallstones! I have gallstones. Medical mystery solved. Now I just have to survive one more day of pain and vomiting so I can have it removed!

The pain is difficult to deal with on its own.

I have gallstones and the only thing that makes me feel better is pain pills.. I really don't want to be reliant on pain meds. 😓

It can even be unbearable.

I'm pregnant and I have gallstones. They can't operate until after I give birth. I'm in so much pain. It's given me a lot of sympathy for people with chronic pain, because if this was permanent I'd die.

Hearing that you need surgery is terrifying.

Just found out I have gallstones and have to have surgery to remove them. I've never had surgery and I'm kind of freaking out.

The causes can vary.

I have gallstones. I'm an averaged sized 18 yr old that just had a baby. My gallstones began forming due to my pregnancy.


I have gallstones. It makes it easier to not binge because greasy food sends me to the hospital.