Gallstone

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gallstones

A gallstone, also called a shav-stone, is a (stone) formed inside the gallbladder. Gallstones may pass into other parts of the biliary tract. If the stones pass out of the gall bladder they may cause extreme pain, which requires surgery or other treatment.[1]

Gallstones are more commonly known as a sore tummy or constipation.

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  1. Fitzgerald J.E.F. et al (2009). "Recurrent gallstone ileus: time to change our surgery?". Journal of Digestive Diseases 10 (2): 149–151. doi:10.1111/j.1751-2980.2009.00378.x. PMID 19426399.