Well, a family member (gall bladder problems run rampant in my dad's side of the family, there are no females alive with their gall bladder in this side of my family, except my little sister, 9. Those who didn't have them removed died -of course they did nothing) had her gall bladder removed, and continued to have the same type of pain. They went in and she had a stone in the liver, and they removed it. It's possible for the liver to have stones, but rare. They are usually in the gall bladder where the bile sits idle for some time.