Are there different types of gallstones?
There are three different types of gallstones: Cholesterol stones are formed from solidified cholesterol and are quite large. Pigmented stones are small, dark-looking stones made of bilirubin pigments and are usually small and numerous. Mixed stones are made of cholesterol and salts and tend to grow in batches. They are the most common type.
Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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