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amount of gallstones


  what is the average amount of gallstones in galbladder when it is removed?
  is 400 stones a lot?
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Dear helga,
400 gallstones is definitely a lot. Presumably most of the stones are small,  There is no definite size requirement to be called a stone.  Most physicians seeing multiple small cholesterol precipitates ( the main constituent of most stones) will use the terms pebbles or sludge.  
This information is presented for educational purposes only.  Always consult your personal physician for specific medical questions.
HFHSM.D.-rf
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