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What causes gallbladder attacks?

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Is: gallstones cause gallbladder attacks.
Usually, a stone, which the gallbladder forms, gets stuck at its neck and causes a blockage against bile emptying. The neck is where the gallbladder narrows down to form the cystic duct, which in turn joins the common duct. When the gallbladder contracts against the obstruction caused by stone in the neck, it causes pain, which is the attack.

In brief: Short answer

Is: gallstones cause gallbladder attacks.
Usually, a stone, which the gallbladder forms, gets stuck at its neck and causes a blockage against bile emptying. The neck is where the gallbladder narrows down to form the cystic duct, which in turn joins the common duct. When the gallbladder contracts against the obstruction caused by stone in the neck, it causes pain, which is the attack.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Stones

A stone lodged in the gall bladder can be painful when the gallbladder contracts.

In brief: Stones

A stone lodged in the gall bladder can be painful when the gallbladder contracts.
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