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How can primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) cause gallstone and bile duct stones?

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When bile backs up and can't flow through the ducts, it can harden and turn into stones. You could also get stones if bile can't flow easily to and from your gallbladder. They’re often painful and can lead to infections.

From: PBC: Can There Be Complications? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Complications."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Complications."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

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