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2 hours ago Also known as: cholelithiasisMedically reviewed byDr. Karthikeya T MMD, Internal MedicineView full profile onLinkedIn


  • Gallstones results from increased cholesterol secretion.
  • The risk factors include:
  • Obesity
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Pregnancy
  • Impaired gallbladder emptying
  • Fasting
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Reduced bile salt secretion

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Just Now Aug 30, 2022 · nausea and vomiting. fever—even a low-grade fever—or chills. yellowish color of your skin or whites of your eyes, called jaundice. tea-colored …

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4 hours ago Oct 07, 2021 · The actual cause of gallstones is thought to be due to a chemical imbalance of bile inside of the gallbladder. While researchers still aren’t clear about what exactly causes that imbalance to

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3 hours ago What are gallstones? Gallstones form when bile stored in the gallbladder hardens into stone-like material. Too much cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin (bile pigment) can cause gallstones. When gallstones are present in the …

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2 hours ago Gallstones are the most common cause of gallbladder diseases. When they get stuck, they cause bile to back up into your gallbladder, causing inflammation. This can do long-term damage to your gallbladder over time, scarring the …

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1 hours ago Dec 12, 2014 · Gallstones can cause symptoms if they get caught in the narrow outlet of the gallbladder, or in the ducts that drain the gallbladder. After meals, especially meals high in …

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2 hours ago Feb 16, 2022 · Gallstones are pieces of solid material that form in your gallbladder, a small organ under your liver. Learn more about the types, causes, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment

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3 hours ago Oct 06, 2022 · A gallstone can cause a blockage in the pancreatic duct, which can lead to inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Pancreatitis causes intense, constant abdominal …

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5 hours ago What causes gallstone pancreatitis? Gallstones form in your gallbladder. But in cases of gallstone pancreatitis, the stone travels from the gallbladder and blocks the opening to the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). This causes a …

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5 hours ago The gallbladder is a storage pouch for bile, a liquid that aids digestion. The liver continually makes bile, which is stored in the gallbladder until you eat. When you consume food, the …

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4 hours ago Definition & Facts. Gallstones are hard, pebble-like pieces of material, usually made of cholesterol or bilirubin, that develop in your gallbladder. When gallstones block your bile …

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Just Now Aug 20, 2021 · Diagnosis. Tests and procedures used to diagnose gallstones and complications of gallstones include: Abdominal ultrasound. This test is the one most commonly used to look …

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1 hours ago Feb 15, 2022 · Gallstones are hardened pieces of bile (digestive acid) that are formed in the gallbladder and are linked to having high cholesterol. If these stones become stuck in a duct, …

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8 hours ago Jul 13, 2021 · Symptoms. The majority of people with gallstones experience no symptoms at all. This is because the stones stay in the gallbladder and cause no problems. Sometimes, …

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3 hours ago Apr 21, 2021 · What Causes Gallstones? The primary function of the gallbladder is to store bile, a brown or yellowish fluid that helps the body break down fatty food. When you eat a meal, the gallbladder

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6 hours ago Causes of Gallstones Researchers believe that gallstones may be caused by a combination of factors, including inherited body chemistry, body weight, gallbladder motility (movement), and …

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8 hours ago Causes. Gallstones are thought to be caused by an imbalance in the chemical make-up of bile inside the gallbladder. Bile is a liquid produced by the liver to help digestion. It's unclear what …

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the possible causes of gallstones?

Gallstones are more common if you:

  • are female, particularly if you have had children, are taking the combined pill, or are having high-dose oestrogen therapy
  • are overweight or obese
  • are aged 40 years or older (the older you are, the more likely you are to develop gallstones)

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Can gallstones go away on their own?

Smaller gallstones sometimes float out of the gallbladder on their own and are eliminated from the body in feces. Gallstone attacks can also calm down on their own if the bothersome stones shift position within the gallbladder. Even when gallstone symptoms go away on their own, they return within two years in about two of three people.

What are the natural ways to get rid of gallstones?

Natural Treatments for Gallstones

  • Dandelion. Dandelion extract is used to treat various gallbladder disorders, including gallstones. ...
  • Milk thistle. ...
  • Gold coin grass (Lysimachiae Herba) A study published in 2015 into the therapeutic properties of gold coin grass reported that it can help treat gallstones and kidney stones.
  • Artichoke. ...

What are the dangers of gallstones?

“Complications such as acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis or cholangitis (due to inflammation in the gallbladder, pancreas or liver) are among the risks with symptomatic gallstones.” Because the gallbladder is not an essential organ, you can typically ...

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