Weight Of Gallbladder

Illustration of gallbladder in men

Ever wondered how much a gallbladder weighs?

The human gallbladder, which is around 3 to 4 inches long and 1.5 inches wide, is pretty small.

It’s also very light, weighing in at 2 to 2.5 ounces (56 to 71 g). That’s the weight of about 3 AA batteries!

Gallbladder illustration

What you may find odd is that a healthy person can live a normal life without their gallbladder. It is not considered to be a vital organ.

How Much Does A Gallstone Weigh?

Gallstones can be very light, only a gram or two, or they can be quite heavy. Regardless of their weight, gallstones are very painful.

Gallbladder with gallstones

The largest known gallstone weighed around 7.2 pounds (3.26 kg). That’s a huge gallstone, for sure!

How many gallstones has one person ever had?

The record is an incredible 12,000 gallstones.

~ Fun Fact ~
What is the most common day of the year that people tend to experience gallbladder attacks? Thanksgiving Day. When you think about it, it makes sense, with all the food that gets eaten on this day.


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