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Gallstones are small hard pellets that are produced from bile in the gallbladder, sometimes resulting in a variety of symptoms.

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Gallstones treatment

Some people with gallstones have no treatment as they have no problems once an episode passes. Learn more about treatments you may need if you have gallstones.

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Gallstones diagnosis

If you think you have gallstones, it is important to go and see your doctor. Learn more about the different tests a doctor may use to diagnose gallstones.

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Gallstones symptoms

Most people with gallstones don't experience any symptoms at all. Learn more about the different symptoms that you may experience if you have gallstones.

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Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)

A cholecystectomy is surgery to remove the gallbladder, and is usually done using keyhole surgery. Find out how and why this operation is performed.

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Cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation)

Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder, often caused by gallstones. It can be very painful and usually needs prompt treatment. Learn more here.

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Open cholecystectomy

Gallstones are a common problem. An operation to remove your gallbladder should result in you being free of pain and able to eat a normal diet.

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Cholecystectomy and exploration of the bile duct

Gallstones can move into your common bile duct. An operation to remove your gallbladder and any stones in your common bile duct should result in you being free of pain and able to eat a normal diet.

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What causes pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is caused when something going wrong and the enzymes start digesting the pancreas, rather than the food in the gut. Learn more about the condition here.

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Pancreatitis treatments

Find trusted information about pancreatitis treatments.

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People who have acute pancreatitis have sudden, severe upper abdominal pain, often spreading through to the back, and often eased by leaning forward. They may also have nausea, vomiting, fevers, sweats and have a tender abdomen. They need treatment in hospital.

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