Dean Cruikshank

Gallbladder stones

People with cystic fibrosis have a higher prevalence of gallstones than age-matched controls (i.e. people the same age without cystic fibrosis). This may be due to abnormal mucin production or due to excessive loss of bile acids in the stool. People with gallstones can have abdominal pain, change in their liver function tests on bloodwork or may not have any symptoms at all. Talk to your CF team to learn more.