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Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for the treatment of gallstones?

You can consult a general physician or a gastroenterologist.

2. What are the complications of gallstones?

Sometimes gallstones can block the cystic duct or common bile duct. Obstruction may cause the following problems -

Acute cholecystitis

Chronic cholecystitis

Pancreatitis

3. Can gallstones be prevented?

Prevention of cholesterol gallstones is possible with ursodiol. This bile acid medication that dissolves some cholesterol gallstones can also prevent the gallstones from forming.

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