Gallstone cases on the rise in Singapore

Excess cholesterol in bile forms gallstones, which can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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SINGAPORE - Four months ago, photography services executive Sharon Tan was struck by an excruciating pain in her stomach.

Thinking it was a gastric problem, she went to a clinic and was given an injection to alleviate the pain.

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