Sickle cell disease Gallstones (1568)

Key points below

What are gallstones?

The gallbladder is a small sac on the right side of the abdomen. It is just below the liver.  Gallstones are hard lumps that form in the gallbladder.  If some of the liquid in the gallbladder gets hard, it makes stones.    

What are the symptoms? 

There may be one or more of these symptoms: 

What if there are gallstones?


Call the doctor, nurse, or the Sickle Cell Center if you have any concerns or if there are special health care needs not covered by this information.

  • Sickle Cell Clinic. Call (414) 266-2420,  Monday through  Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Ask to talk with a nurse.  
  • After hours, weekends or holidays. Call (414) 266-2420. You will be transferred to the operator if your call is urgent.  Ask for the hematologist on call to be paged.