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NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about gallstones that is set out in NICE guideline 188.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are aged 18 years or over and have gallstones or have had gallstones in the past, you have symptoms that might mean you have gallstones, or you have a gallbladder infection caused by gallstones.

It does not cover gallbladder infections caused by serious illness or injury.

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