I recently went to see my GP as I have begun experience periodic abdominal discomfort (roughly every 2 months). He sent me for an ultrasound and this found that my gallbladder is full of stones. However, he told me that this was not the cause of my symptoms of discomfort as the Gallbladder wall was thin and this suggested that it hadn't become inflamed. He said that as I had 4 spells this year the gallbladder wall would be thick if this was the cause. He has therefore suggested we continue looking for the cause for my symptoms elsewhere. He has suggested a blood test and stool sample test (the next time I experience the discomfort). After this I believe it would be a referral to a Gastroenterologist for scans etc.
What I am keen to know is, now that I know my gallbladder is full of stones, what is the likelihood of me developing complications with this, such as stones being trapped in bile duct, inflammation etc? Am I just waiting for this for this to happen?
What is the medium and long term prognosis?