Gallstones risk factors

People with the six Fs:

  • Fair
  • Fat
  • Fertile
  • Female
  • Forty
  • (low) Fibre diet

Also:

Courvoisier’s law

If, in painless jaundice, the gall bladder is palpable, the cause will not be gallstones.  This is because gallstones cause fibrosis and hence shrinkage of the gallbladder.

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