Stones in the gallbladder are called gallstones. The gallbladder lies beneath the liver and is connected by the cystic duct to the bile duct. Gallstones can cause cholecystitis, jaundice and pancreatitis.

Your gallbladder connected to your bile duct – the tube that carries from bile from your liver to your bowel – by the cystic duct. Gallstones form in the gallbladder and can pass into the bile duct.