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What are the different types of gallbladder disease?

There are many types of gallbladder disease. Stones or sludge can get trapped in the gallbladder and cause inflammation of the gallbladder itself. They can also get stuck in the tubes or ducts that carry bile (a liquid the liver makes) from the gallbladder into the intestines. This can cause a blockage that may injure the pancreas or cause an infection. It is also possible to get cancer of the gallbladder.

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