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no gallbladder but keeps getting stones in the bile duct leading to surgery, where are they coming from, why and can they prevented?

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Gall bladder stone : Usually stones are formed in the gall bladder and come down to common bile duct. So many times they are left in the common bile duct from before removing the gall bladder, in that case, they will give pain symptoms later. ERCP is required to remove those stones. Please discuss with your Physician.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Biliary stones: It has been suggested that the biliary ducts have some stone forming potential. There are medications that can be used in the long term that may help, ursodiol for example.

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