Gall Bladder Disease

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What Are Gallstones?

Gallstones (cholelithiasis) occur in the biliary tract when bile composition is imbalanced. Reviewed by a board-certified internal medicine physician. Gallstones (also called cholelithiasis) form when there is an imbalance in the composition of...

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An Overview of Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder, which may be treated through surgery to remove the organ. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ in...

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Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder disease includes gallstones, inflammation, or obstruction of the gallbladder. Reviewed by a board-certified gastroenterologist.

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An Overview of Biliary Colic

Biliary colic is a sensation of abdominal pain that occurs when something (usually a gallstone) temporarily blocks the ducts leaving the gallbladder. Biliary colic is a type of abdominal pain caused by a temporary blockage in the ducts leading out...

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Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

Learn about the symptoms of gallbladder disease, including pain in the upper right side of the abdomen and possibly nausea, vomiting, and jaundice. The most common symptom of gallbladder disease is pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, where...

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Signs and Symptoms of Gallstones

Symptoms of gallstones tend to be fairly noticeable and uncomfortable and can range from severe pain and nausea to inflammation and infection. When you think of gallstones, you may think of a painful attack. However, the truth is that more than 80...

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Understanding Gallstones and Gallbladder Disease

If you have been diagnosed with gallbladder disease or gallstones, or if you are wondering whether you may have them, here's what you should know. Over 20 million Americans have gallbladder disease and about one million new cases of gallbladder...

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How Gallstones Are Treated

Treatment for gallstones typically involves surgery to remove your gallbladder, but there are non-surgical options to consider as well. If you've been diagnosed with gallstones, you will most likely need treatment, unless they aren't causing any...

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