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a calculus formed in the gall bladder or its ducts

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Vegetarian diet as a risk factor for symptomatic gallstone disease.
Depending on their composition, gallstones are often divided into three major types: cholesterol, black pigment and brown pigment stones.
An ultrasound was subsequently carried out, which discovered a very large number of gallstones - indicating that she suffered from cholelithiasis.
18) suggested that people with a history of gallstones were 17 percent more likely to develop heart disease as they aged.
GALLSTONE DISEASE is associated with a 23% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to an analysis published Aug.
So I ignored all the symptoms of gallstones for three weeks.
Many dogs have gallstones that don't cause problems, but they are often painful if they pass from the gallbladder through the bile duct into the intestine.
The true incidence of gallstones, called choleliths, isn't known because they are often silent and don't cause any clinical signs," Dr.
People who have gallstones but don't have any symptoms may need no treatment, he said and added that in mild cases, treatment includes bowel rest, fluids and antibiotics given through a vein, and pain medicine.
Women are prone to have gallstones three times more than men and first- degree relatives of patients with gallstones have a twofold greater risk2.
JOHANNESBURG, Shawwal 03, 1436, July 19, 2015, SPA -- South Africa's president has been discharged from hospital after a short stay to remove gallstones, according to AP.
The diagnosis was gallstones and 63 per cent of you answered correctly.
Gallstones (usually composed of bile components, calcium salts, and cholesterol) can obstruct ducts, limiting the amount of bile released.
But with gallstones, thought to affect as many as one in six people, with famous sufferers including the likes of Eric Clapton and the Dalai Lama, it's not quite that simple.