Can Gallstones Be Detected In A Colonoscopy?

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The challenge in diagnosing gallstones is to verify that abdominal pain is caused by stones and not by some other condition. Ultrasound or other imaging techniques can usually detect gallstones. Nevertheless, because gallstones are common and most cause no symptoms, simply finding stones does not necessarily explain a patient's pain, which may be caused by any number of ailments.

Ruling out Other Disorders

In patients with abdominal pain, causes other than gallstones are usually...

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