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what can i do to dissolving gallstone in natural way?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Can't be done: Anyone offering you a "natural" treatment to make gallstones disappear is scamming you. The methods you'll find online produce weird bowel movements that gullible people are told are their dissolved gallstones. They aren't, and the "purges" can land you in the intensive care unit. There are a few chemicals that gastroenterologists can use for small stones but results are variable. Be savvy.

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