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CAN GALLSTONES COME BACK AFTER GALLBLADDER IS REMOVED

A friend of mine who has serious stomach issues. Back at the begining of the year she had a couple or ERCPs and had some gallstones removed then they removed the gallbladder. She is now back in the hospital in serve pain. SHe is going in for another ERCP they are saying gallstones have come back. Is that possible?

Related Topics: Gallstone, Stomach, Pain
 

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After surgical removal of the gallbladder it is possible to have a retained or recurrent stone in a bile duct such as the common bile duct (CBD).  The CBD  carries bile from the liver and gallbladder to  the small intestine.

 An ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) procedure is commonly performed in the treatment of bile duct stones.

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