My gallstones were more like marbles then the ordinary pea gravel kind, and I was set up for surgery
immediately. Once any kind of stone gets hung up
in the ducts it will trigger a attack and cause symptoms ranging from, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, pain from the gallbladder region, back pain, and severe heartburn.
I had it removed laparoscopically. They go through your belly button and make several small incision on your abdomen. The recovery time is much faster this way.