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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am diagnosed to have gall stones and I was told that removal of gall bladder is the only permanent solution for that. Is that so?
Doctor :   Please provide these details: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation,
User :   42 Female ------ House wife
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Doctor :   Gallstones are hard, pebble-like deposits that form inside the gallbladder.
Doctor :   Gallstones can vary in size from a grain of sand to a golf ball. They can develop as just one large stone, hundreds of tiny stones, or in almost any combination.
Doctor :   hey are more common in women and people over the age of 40. Other risk factors include ethnic and hereditary factors, obesity, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, long-term intravenous nutrition, and some operations for peptic ulcers.
User :   it's a cholestro gallstone in my case

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