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My sister says she has choledocholithiasis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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Dr. Peter Lydon
Surgery
8 doctors agree

In brief: No

Choledocholithiasis (common bile duct stones) is not a hereditary condition.
Gallstones are more common, however, in women.

In brief: No

Choledocholithiasis (common bile duct stones) is not a hereditary condition.
Gallstones are more common, however, in women.
Dr. Peter Lydon
Dr. Peter Lydon
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sort of

Choledocholithiasis refers to gall stones in the common bile duct.
A few cases are due to stones forming directly in the duct. Most cases occur when stones that formed in the gall bladder pass into the bile duct. There are many risk factors for producing gall stones and positive family history is one. Whether a tendency to pass those stones into the common duct can be inherited is less clear.

In brief: Sort of

Choledocholithiasis refers to gall stones in the common bile duct.
A few cases are due to stones forming directly in the duct. Most cases occur when stones that formed in the gall bladder pass into the bile duct. There are many risk factors for producing gall stones and positive family history is one. Whether a tendency to pass those stones into the common duct can be inherited is less clear.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Dr. Peter Corrado
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