The health care professional uses your medical history, a physical exam, lab and imaging tests to diagnose gallstones. During the physical examination, the doctor also checks your body, asks about your diet and check for pain in the abdomen.
Measure the amount of bilirubin in your blood. The tests also help determine how well your liver is functioning.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
A tiny camera is threaded down your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It helps your doctor look for gallstones stuck in your bile duct.
Abdominal ultrasound and CT scan to create pictures of your gallbladder. These images can be analyzed to look for signs of gallstones.