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Can pregnancy hormones cause gallstones to form? 11 wks preg. GB pain, scan 2m ago normal. 1 doc says they take years, another says no. Opinions?

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Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Typically...

Typically pregnancy can cause gallbladder pain, with or without stones, but doesn't cause stones to form. This is thought to be due to the fact that the hormones relax smooth muscle, which can affect the gallbladder and its drainage duct, as well as the drainage ducts from the kidneys among other things.
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In brief: Typically...

Typically pregnancy can cause gallbladder pain, with or without stones, but doesn't cause stones to form. This is thought to be due to the fact that the hormones relax smooth muscle, which can affect the gallbladder and its drainage duct, as well as the drainage ducts from the kidneys among other things.
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