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What is the relationship between someone's body weight and the formation of gallstones?

What is the relationship between someone's body weight and the formation of gallstones?

Unclear: It is commonly thought that obesity contributes to gallstones, and for some patients that is true. But not all overweight patients have gallstones. And many thin patients have stones. There is clearly some sort of genetic predisposition to form them, which is probably an underlying cause in most cases. ...Read more

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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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I have recently found out I have gallstones and now i having chills and my body feels weak temoperature is 98.3 should I go to the emergergency room?

I have recently found out I have gallstones and now i having chills and my body feels weak temoperature is 98.3 should I go to the emergergency room?

Call MD go to ER: You could have acute cholecystis , even serious cholangitis, or bile duct infection, if untreated could turn to serious blood infection, . Call your doctor and to to er they will evaluate you, for possible admission, if it is not serious will discharge you with antibiotics ...Read more

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Can gallstones pain have any affect anywhere else on ur body like cardio system for example or muscle weakness from the pain?

Can gallstones pain have any affect anywhere else on ur body like cardio system for example or muscle weakness from the pain?

Yes: Gallstones can cause digestive symptoms, mimic heart attacks and if the gallbladder becomes infected, can cause serious sepsis and jaundice. This would certainly cause muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Gallstones for 40 years. Now just developed itching skin over the body but no jaundice!can one have itching skin without jaundice from gallstones?

Gallstones for 40 years. Now  just developed itching skin over the body but no jaundice!can one have itching skin without  jaundice from gallstones?

Jaundice of: Skin only becomes apparent when your bilirubin level is over 2.5 or so. It is possible you have elevated bilirubin without jaundice that is causing itching. Also, you can get skin itching from a whole lot of reasons, such as allergy, insect bite, medication reaction, or just plain dry skin. It is best to get to a doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have itching all over the body. I have 1.6 mg/dl bilirubin level. Gone through ultrasound, everything is normal. No gallstone. No yellowing of skin.

I have itching all over the body. I have 1.6 mg/dl bilirubin level. Gone through ultrasound, everything is normal. No gallstone. No yellowing of skin.

Likely unrelated: Your isolated bilirubin of 1.6 may be a normal finding for you (assuming all other liver tests are alright). Hepatitis testing done? Some people can have a slight elevation of bilirubin ; be normal for them, called gilbert's syndrome. The itching may be evaluated by a dermatologist for a skin condition. ...Read more

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Will my symptomatic 7.8cm gallstone get any larger? Thank you

Will my symptomatic 7.8cm gallstone get any larger? Thank you

Big Gallstone: Likely yes if you are prone to high triglycerides and cholesterol. A stone that size might have to be taken out "the old fashioned way",or one of the incisions extended when trying to grab the gallbladder. I've seen one as big as a golfball, tough to get out through a tiny hole! If you are symptomatic, I'd get it out ASAP before it gets any bigger! Good luck! I only had sludge-thought I was dying ...Read more

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What can someone do for the pain when they have a gallstone attack?

What can someone do for the pain when they have a gallstone attack?

Time or meds: Most episodes of pain from a gallbladder source are over within minutes to hours, but sometimes they last for days or until your gallbladder is out. You can try pain meds, which help sometimes. If you have an infection, though, you need different meds. The ultimate cure though is remove the gallbladder. If you haven't already seen a doctor, make an appointment now. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do for the pain when I have a gallstone attack?

Please tell me what can I do for the pain when I have a gallstone attack?

Gallbladder out.: The best and safest thing to do for symptomatic gallstones is to remove the gallbladder. If you are having pain from gallstones, it implies that the stones are blocking the opening of the gallbladder. This can proceed to an inflammation and even infection that can make you very sick. Find an experienced general surgeon and fix this once and for all. ...Read more

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