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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