My gallstones

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Stones from my March 3-4, 2005 gallbladder flush. The largest one here is about 14 mm in size. Not as many stones passed this time, but I suspect that it may have had to do with my not eating enough to build up the required pressure.

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Stones from my December 10, 2004 flush – 10:10 AM, the largest stone here (far right) is around 1.6 CM long. Estimate 100+ smaller stones also passed. The ruler is in millimeters.

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Stones from my December 10, 2004 flush – 11:00 AM – all photos were taken within 15 minutes after the stones passed.

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Stones from my December 10, 2004 flush – 11:25 AM , the largest stone here (left) is around 1.6 CM long. The ruler is in millimeters.

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Stones from the Sept 12, 2004 flush – ruler is in inches. I forgot to photograph them the day they came out, so they sat for two or three days before I remembered to photograph them. For those of you who are conversionally challenged, that large stone by the 2 inch mark is around 19 mm. And thats *after* it shrunk. I believe that before it was closer to 30 mm, or at least 25 mm. Gallstones seem to shrink after exposure to the air – dehydration is my best guess. If anyone does know, I’d love to hear from you – especially if you know what you are talking about. 😉

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Stones from the July 30, 2004 flush – ruler is in millimeters. This stone is nearly 15mm wide. Note the different colour.

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Stones from the July 30, 2004 flush – ruler is in millimeters. This *featured* stone is ~13mm wide.

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Stones from the July 30, 2004 flush – ruler is in millimeters. The darker stones are most likely made of bilirubin and calcium salts while the yellowish ones are probably made of cholesterol. I say likely and probably because I am not absolutely sure.

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