Stones can also clog the common bile duct, which carries bile into the small intestine, and the hepatic ducts, which take bile out of the liver.
When you eat a meal, the gallbladder releases its stored bile into the cystic duct.
From there the fluid passes through the common bile duct and into the small intestine to mix with food.
have gallstones or will develop them at some time in life, yet most of those who have the condition do not realize it.
However, the longer a stone exists in the gallbladder, the more likely it is to become problematic.
Based on the photo and admission, Osborn was booked for 69 counts of indecent exposure -- a class 1 misdemeanor -- and one count of furnishing harmful items to minors -- a class 4 felony.
That number, however, could change."It is still an ongoing investigation," Berry said.
A petition was started on to get the charges against Osborn dropped.
Students at Red Mountain High School expressed surprise at the severity of the criminal investigation."He made a dumb mistake a little bit, but I don't think he should be charged so heavily for that," senior Zach Anthony said.
Gallstones are also more common in people over the age of 60, in those who are obese or have lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time, in those who have diabetes, and in women who have had multiple pregnancies and who take hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills.
The primary function of the gallbladder is to store bile, a brown or yellowish fluid that helps the body break down fatty food.
Chief among the ingredients of bile are cholesterol and bile acids.