I could never tell. After four years of testing and tons of meds my Gi and I made the decision to remove my gall bladder. I had the procedure last wed. I was always walking the line in terms or distinguishing the pain and since my Crohn's was located in the same place we could never quite get a clear picture of understanding of which it was. I did not have stones but my gall bladder was not functioning properly. Not felling to good today. Was hoping for better but time will tell. The only problem that I face at this point is taking the pain killers enough to lessen the pain but not constipte or create a blockage. What my Gi explained to me was that it is hard to distinguish at times since when inflamed or blocked the gall bladder swells. Any swelling would impact the active crohn;s areas if they are close by. Good luck to you. P.S. I kept a diary prior to the decision and it did help. Look for patterns aroung meals nd other symptoms.
Formal diagnosis 3/2006, IBS 1992, Degenerative Arthritis Facet block and RFA, Seizure Disorder, Severe Carpal Tunnel both hands, SVT arrythmia, 2004 cardiac Ablation
Cushings Syndrome(thanks Prednisone), Asthma, Multiple Laps for ovarian adhesion to bowel, C/5 & 6 disc herniation - plate with screws, resistant to anethesia/most pain meds.
Multitude of Meds. Have tried most Crohn's meds - now on Humira. Gall bladder removal and Intestinal Lap. sched. for June 08.