A 30-year-old female asked:
I know that gallbladder problems are common in pregnancy, but why? what are the causes?
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General Surgery 56 years experience
Whole new physiology: in pregnant female , all aggravating factors added to poor future mom will suffer due to , weight gain , increases caloric in take of food , stasis , increased intra abdominal pressure , displacement of diseases gall bladder etc all precipitate attacks , usually due pre-existing diseased GB .
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Could my pregnancy have lead to gallbladder problems?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: During pregnancy there may be significant alteration of function in your digestive tract. For those who have a familial tendency for gallbladder disease or development of stones, decreased mobility/increased stasis or slowing of your gallbladder function will often cause symptoms to appear for the first time. However, pregnancy itself does not alone cause gallbladder disease.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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