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What is the difference between Gallstones and Kidney Stones?

Asked by K. Parker, Last updated: Oct 12, 2020

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W.Willow

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Answered Apr 13, 2020

Gallstones occur more frequently than renal stones. Kidney stones affect younger people, while gallstones often arise in people 40 years old and over, and there is usually a pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdominal area. There are a plethora of symptoms caused by renal stones. Kidney stones have the propensity to cause acute flank pain. Stones in the ureter cause flank pain, which spreads from the loin to the groin. Stones that are not afflicting problems can be managed by increasing fluid intake, which increases urine formation.

The stone might even pass through the urine if it is small enough. The gallbladder stores this bile, which in turn assists with digestion and the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins in the small intestine. It also generates the elimination of waste products. Smokers and pregnant females are typical candidates for having gallstones. Gall stones can lead to gall bladder inflammation, pancreatitis, biliary colic, and obstructive jaundice. The most common cause of gallstones is increased cell breakdown.

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