Gallbladder Physical Exam
Abdominal pain is one of the most common symptoms experienced by patients around the world. It’s not always a sign of serious disease but it can reflect problems in your gallbladder. At our Beverly Hills medical office, specialists perform a full gallbladder physical exam to identify the cause of your abdominal pain and detect any abnormalities in your gallbladder.
What is the gallbladder?
The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped pouch located under your liver. Its function is to store and secrete a special type of digestive juice called bile. Bile is produced in the liver and it plays a role in the process of breaking down fatty foods. The gallbladder is connected to the liver through a bile duct system which transports bile to be stored in the gallbladder.