Problem

Gallstones

Other Names:
Gall stones
Stones in the gall bladder
Cholecystitis
Nature:
The presence of stones in the gall bladder is recognized by sharp pains in the abdomen that are severe, but episodic.
Incidence:
Two-thirds as many women as men suffer from gallstones. Lack of exercise is a contributing factor.
Broader Problems:
Diseases of gallbladder
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
26.01.2002 – 00:00 CET