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What causes gall stones?

Can gallstones develop as a result of another condition such as a large kidney stone. Neighbor was diagnosed a month or so ago, but had to wait a for lithotripsy. Had nausea & vomiting, which she still has, in addition to pain. Her skin looks yellowish.
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
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Kidney stones and gallbladder stones are entirely different and they are formed by different mechanism. Gallbladder stones are of two types biz cholesterol stones and pigment stones. High blood cholesterol and sedentary lifestyles may predispose to fall stones. People with increased turnover of red blood cells are also at a higher risk of developing gallbladder stone. However most gallbladder stones are regarded as idiopathic without a particular cause.
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Dr. Shinas Hussain
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What causes gall stones?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Kidney stones and gallbladder stones are entirely different and they are formed by different mechanism. Gallbladder stones are of two types biz cholesterol stones and pigment stones. High blood cholesterol and sedentary lifestyles may predispose to fall stones. People with increased turnover of red blood cells are also at a higher risk of developing gallbladder stone. However most gallbladder stones are regarded as idiopathic without a particular cause. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shinas Hussain