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Who is at risk for gallstones?

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You're more likely to get gallstones if:

Gallstones are also more likely if they run in your family, and they're likelier among women, older people, and some ethnic groups, including Native Americans and Mexican-Americans.

  • You're obese.
  • You take birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptoms, or are pregnant.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You take medicine to lower your cholesterol.
  • You lost weight too quickly.
  • You're fasting.

From: Gallstones (Cholelithiasis) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 16, 2020

SOURCE: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 16, 2020

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