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Gall Bladder Surgery > Who can get a Gallstone?

Prevalence for Gall stone formation increases with age. Approximately 15% of over 70 year olds will have developed gall stones. Females are more susceptible to developing gall stones than males. During pregnancy the function of the gallbladder is diminished and resulting bile stasis appears to make stone formation more likely. Excess weight is another factor that increases gall stone formation and this relates to increased cholesterol content in the bile. Gallstones are sometimes familiar, where several members of a family can all get gallstones.

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