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What sort of disease is a gallstone problem?

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In brief: Gallstones

Gallstones are small cholesterol stones that can form in the gallbladder. Stones can be asymptomatic, meaning they do not cause symptoms, and, thus, do not need to be removed.
When gallstones cause symptoms, the gallbladder needs to be removed. Symptoms from gallstones can be: nausea after eating, bloating, pain under the right rib cage. Symtpoms are usually worse after eating greasy food.

In brief: Gallstones

Gallstones are small cholesterol stones that can form in the gallbladder. Stones can be asymptomatic, meaning they do not cause symptoms, and, thus, do not need to be removed.
When gallstones cause symptoms, the gallbladder needs to be removed. Symptoms from gallstones can be: nausea after eating, bloating, pain under the right rib cage. Symtpoms are usually worse after eating greasy food.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Many people who have gallstones are asymptomatic.
However, if the gallstones get stuck somewhere, either at the opening of the gallbladder or within the duct that travels from the gallbladder to the intestine, problems such as pain, infection, and jaundice can occur.

In brief: Depends

Many people who have gallstones are asymptomatic.
However, if the gallstones get stuck somewhere, either at the opening of the gallbladder or within the duct that travels from the gallbladder to the intestine, problems such as pain, infection, and jaundice can occur.
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Dr. Otto Placik
If an obstruction becomes permanent, infflammatoin and infection of the gallbladder, pancreas, and liver can result in complications and diseases of all three organs.
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