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Gallstones are stones which form within the gallbladder due to various components of bile crystallising out.  Risk factors for developing gallstones include being female, recent pregnancy, the oral contraceptive pill, obesity, rapid weight loss and increasing age. ...Read More.

Heartburn and Reflux

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or GORD is a medical term for what most people describe as heartburn or reflux.  Heartburn is typically the sensation of a burning pain in the middle of the chest that can occur at various times, most typically soon after eating or when lying down or stooping. ...Read More.


A hernia is an area of weakness or defect in the muscles of the abdominal wall.  Internal organs can push through this weakness and become visible as a bulge.  In addition, the patient may experience discomfort or pain at this site. ...Read More.


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