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Gall Bladder Disease

Information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of gallstones and gallbladder disease. Learn if you are at risk for gallstones.

How Do Gallstones Form?
Learn what happens when gallstones form. Find out about the two types of gallstones and what causes the difference in the stones.

Gallstones - 5 Tests to Diagnose and Evaluate Gallbladder Disorders
A look at imaging tests commonly used to diagnose, evaluate, or sometimes treat disorders of the gallbladder such as gallstones. Find out what tests gallstone patients often face before diagnosis of gallbladder disorders.

Gallstones - Symptoms - Treatments - Prevention
Did you know that more than 20 million Americans have gallstones and approximately one million new cases are diagnosed each year? Learn the facts about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of gallstones.

Gallbladder Disease Symptoms
From the Women's Health Forum "I was wondering if someone could tell me if they think I have gall bladder problems... No matter what I eat, I have heartburn from it. Also I hurt right above my ribs on my right side, I have tender spots all around my mid section of my stomach..." Have You Experienced Gallbladder Disease?

Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease
A simple look at the symptoms of gallbladder disease that provides information about diagnosis and treatment options.

Gallbladder Disease
Gall bladder disease includes inflammation, infection, stones, or obstruction of the gallbladder.

Acute Cholecystitis (Gallstones)
Acute cholecystitis is a sudden inflammation of the gallbladder that causes severe abdominal pain.

Comprehensive information about gallstones that covers causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention. Includes illustrations.

Gallbladder Removal
Surgery is done to remove the gallbladder if it is inflamed, blocked, filled with gallstones, or cancerous. Extensive information about surgery to remove the gallbladder that explains procedures, risks, and recovery.

Have You Been Diagnosed With Gallbladder Disease?
Gallbladder disease is the most common and costly digestive disease in the United States. More than 800,000 hospitalizations annually at estimated cost of over five billion dollars are attributed to gallbladder disease. See submissions

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