Gallstones, or pittashmari, are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder due to an imbalance of pitta in your body. The gallbladder holds the digestive fluid called bile that’s secreted into the small intestine to break down fats into fatty acid. Pittashmari can hinder the functioning of bile ducts. It can also lead to inflammation that can cause infections in the common bile duct. By themselves, gallstones aren’t discomfort; but when they block the movement of bile juice, they become painful.
Gallstones can vary in size from as small as a grain of rice to as large as a golf ball. The number of stones differ from person to person too.