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
- Blood tests to check the level of bilirubin to determine the liver functioning
- Ultrasound of the abdomen and CT scan to analyze if the gallstones are present.
- Endoplasmic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with the help of a small camera down to the gastrointestinal tract. This is done to check for the gallstone obstructing the bile duct.