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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of gallstones?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Imbalance: Chemical imbalance inside the gallbladder with crystals that form from either bile salts or cholesterol, these grow into gallstones. More common in females and can also be hereditary in some native populations. Some theories of hormonal changes, gallbladder wall dysfunction, cholesterol imbalance, etc, etc.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What causes gallstones? What chemicals?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Gallsones: Obesity, high fat diet, female sex and age increase risk for gallstones. No chemicals specifically.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of gallstones and what can be done for it?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Imbalance: Chemical imbalance inside the gallbladder with crystals that form from either bile salts or cholesterol, these grow into gallstones. More common in females and can also be hereditary in some native populations. Some theories of hormonal changes, gallbladder wall dysfunction, cholesterol imbalance, etc, etc. Avoid fatty or greasy foods that may cause pain. Best treatment is gallbladder surgery.
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Tulsa, OK
A 37-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of gallstones and what causes them?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
RUQ pains : Starts as right upper quadrant , back, and shoulder pains, fatty food intolerance and some times fever and jaundice, as complications sets in. Several reasons to form gall stones, from infections , change in bile composition, altered ration of bile salts, cholesterol , fats ( lecithin ) and in some hereditary, what ever the reason lap.Chle. Is best option , invariably it will lead to complications.
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Texas City, TX
A 32-year-old female asked:

What causes gallstones if you don't have a gallbladder?

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Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Gallstones: Gallstones with no gallbladder. There are different kinds and the can arise in the main canal between your liver and intestine . The cause is unknown but the can get infected and a procedure may be needed to get them out.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

How can morphine cause gallstones?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
It doesn't: It may cause the pain by spasm of a sphincter, but it doesn't cause the stones in the gallbladder.
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