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Can Gallstone cause Cancer?

Gallbladder stone is usually not a fatal disease but the human mind is such that it never fails to wander & imagine the worst scenarios. So, if you are also wondering if your gallstones can cause, then you relax! The stones in your gallbladder are least likely to cause gallbladder cancer. Sure it is so true that there is a slight risk of getting gallbladder cancer if you have gallstones but it happens in the rarest cases.

Most gallstone patients do not face any serious complications but at times, it may lead to a few issues which are mentioned below. Gallbladder cancer is the last one on this list because of the scarce chances of its occurrence.

Complications caused by Gallbladder stone are:

  • Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder)
  • Cholangitis (inflammation of bile duct)
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Gallstone Ileus (blockage in the intestine)


Cholecystitis occurs when the gallstone lodges in the neck of the gallbladder or in one of the bile ducts. The symptoms include continuous severe pain in the upper abdomen for around 12 hours; fever, nausea, vomiting and tenderness while touching the abdomen.

This is usually treated with painkillers, antibiotics (in case of any infection), fluids given through a drip in the vein and removing the gallbladder altogether.


Cholangitis is the inflammation of bile ducts. It occurs when the bile ducts are blocked and get infected with bacteria from the small intestine. Its symptoms include jaundice, pain in abdomen and fever. It is a serious condition that requires urgent treatment.


It is a condition that mostly occurs when there are numerous small stones present in the gall bladder as they block the pancreatic duct. People suffering from pancreatitis complain of fever, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain that feels like traveling to the back. This is also a serious condition that demands urgent treatment and removal of the gallbladder.

Gallbladder stone Ileus

This condition occurs when gallstones block the small or large intestine. The gallstones pave their way through the wall of the gallbladder to the intestine, causing a blockage. That’s when the problem of gallstone ileus occurs. The symptoms of Gallstone Ileus are as common as abdominal pain, vomiting, and constipation. But it is also accompanied by abdominal bloating. Gallbladder stone surgery is the most relevant treatment.

Gallbladder cancer

Patients with gallstones are at higher risk of getting affected with gallbladder cancer than the others. But the chances are extremely low, almost scant – most people with gallstones never develop gallbladder cancer. In this case, as well, removal of the affected organ i.e. gallbladder is the preferred treatment alternative,

So, fret not! Get your Gallbladder stone removed and lead a healthy normal life.

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