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Gallstones

Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest food, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the common bile duct. The duct connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine.

Your gallbladder is most likely to give you trouble if something blocks the flow of bile through the bile ducts. That is usually a gallstone. Gallstones form when substances in bile harden. Gallstone attacks usually happen after you eat. Signs of a gallstone attack may include nausea, vomiting, or pain in the abdomen, back, or just under the right arm.

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  1. Gallstones (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... through the bile ducts. That is usually a gallstone. Gallstones form when substances in bile harden. Gallstone attacks usually happen after you eat. Signs of ...
  2. Gallstones are hard deposits that form inside the gallbladder. These may be as small as a grain ... The cause of gallstones varies. There are two main types of gallstones: Stones made of cholesterol -- This is the most common type. Cholesterol ...
  3. You have gallstones . These are hard, pebble-like deposits that formed inside your gallbladder. This article tells you how to take ... to remove your gallbladder or to remove a gallstone that is blocking a bile duct.
  4. ... chap 55. Quick CRG, Biers SM, Arulampalam THA. Gallstone diseases and related disorders. In: Quick CRG, Biers ...
  5. ... gov/26119606/ . Quick CRG, Biers SM, Arulampalam THA. Gallstone diseases and related disorders. In: Quick CRG, Biers ...
  6. ... in the gallbladder. This often happens because a gallstone blocks the cystic duct, the tube through which ... rare) Some people are more at risk for gallstones. Risk factors include: Being female Pregnancy Hormone therapy ...
  7. Dieting and Gallstones From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Gallstones/Specifics ... Gallstones ... Weight Loss Surgery/Related Issues ... Weight Loss Surgery ... Diets/Related Issues ... Diets ... National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive ...
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  9. Choledocholithiasis is the presence of at least one gallstone in the common bile duct. The stone may ... About 1 in 7 people with gallstones will develop stones in the ... tube that carries bile from the gallbladder to the intestine. ...
  10. ... 5 or more years can damage the pancreas. Gallstones are the next most common cause. When the gallstones travel out of the gallbladder into the bile ...
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