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A 32-year-old female asked:

what are some gallbladder issues that will cause hospitalization? i have a gallbladder sludge

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A severe: Infection involving the gall bladder can lead to hospitalization. Rarely a stone can block the duct. That is also serious. Sludge usually is not.

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