A 32-year-old female asked:
what causes gallstones if you don't have a gallbladder?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alexander Barkan answered
24 years experience General Surgery
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.
Answered on Oct 10, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens answered
37 years experience General Surgery
Usually infection: Gallstones can get left behind after surgery, that is the most common cause, they were there all along. It's easy for that to happen. If new gallstones form it is usually because of an infection in the bile ducts called cholangitis. If you are still having pain and there is a gallstone in one of the bile ducts, see a gastroenterologist, there is a procedure called ERCP to remove the stones.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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