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bile duct diseases
Bile Duct Diseases
A variety of diseases can affect your bile ducts, all causing some form of blockage and therefore causing similar symptoms.

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cancer
Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer
The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped pouch that lies beneath the liver, in the upper abdomen. It stores bile. This fluid, produced by the liver, helps digest fat. The gallbladder releases bile into the small intestine through the bile duct. This thin tube connects the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. Cancer develops when abnormal cells in these structures multiply and grow rapidly.

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gallstones
Gallstones
Gallstones are rock-like nuisances that can form inside the gallbladder.

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biliary colic
Biliary Colic
Biliary colic is an ache in the upper abdomen that happens when gallstones interfere with the normal flow of bile from the gallbladder.

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cholecystitis
Cholecystitis
Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder, the small saclike organ located in the upper right side of the abdomen, below the liver.

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cholecystectomy
Cholecystectomy
Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder, the small saclike organ located near the liver in the upper right side of the abdomen.


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