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can you die from cholecystitis

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Uncommon: Left untreated, cholecystitis may lead to rupture of the gall bladder with spread of infection to the abdominal cavity, peritonitis and septicemia and ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Chronic cholecystitis or biliary colic is caused by transient obstruction of the gallbladder by a gallstone, causing fairly classic right-upper or upp ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Chronic cholecystitis is caused by transient obstruction of the gallbladder by a gallstone, causing right-upper or upper-midline pain(non-cramping, se ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Exam and test: A diagnose of cholecystitis is combination of history and exam (upper and right upper abd pain, pain after eating ) and rafipgraphic study (ultrasound ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Acute pancreatitis has an appreciable mortality.
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Dr. Siamak Milanchi
24 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It is rare: Diverticulitis has various potential complications which ranges from minor infection which responds well to oral antibiotics, to severe infection and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Very rare.: Gallstones can cause infection which could result in septic shock. Usually that could be treated with antibiotics and surgery. Cancer of the gallbladd ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Rotavirus group a is the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide. It causes a dehydrating diarrhea in infants and young children. More than a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Fulminant colitis from whatever cause can lead to death from sepsis in the untreated scenerio. Ulcerative colitis can lead to colon cancer over time. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Its possible: Un treatred, rampant colitis can lead to serious bleeding and overwhelming infection either of which could cause death. This implies that the patient ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Myocarditis: Yes. Death can occur if myocarditis results in heart failure from failure of pumping or cardiac arrythmias.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Never: Endometriosis, though sometimes quite painful, is never a diagnosis that would lead to death. Very severe forms of endometriosis can cause endometrial ... Read More
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Dr. Victoria Bellot
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Rhabdomyolysis can cause death from the effects of kidney failure. The myoglobin that is released into the blood from muscle breakdown can damage the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Rarely: Tonsillitis is a treatable infection. Left untreated, in rare circumstances, the infection may spread to other tissues, cause septicemia and death. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Highly Unlikely: Most people with gallbladder disease are troubled by transient episodes of pain, often after eating (biliary colic). If the gb is obstructed by a ston ... Read More
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : You can die from any infection if you don't get treated or you have certain serious medical conditions.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Rarely: A few boys/men have a genetic defect that causes progressive illness with epstein barr virus (ebv) infection. In most people ebv causes a self limite ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
In rare cases: Uncommon, but possible.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Rarely: Chronic constipation (obstipation) can cause dilation of bowel, rarely can cause an ulcer in bowel, rarely can cause perforation, which could lead to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possible: Pneumonia can be a life-threatening problem especially if left untreated. You should see a doctor if you are having symptoms of pneumonia.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not likely: Adenoitis is an infection of the adenoid tissue. Most adults don't have this anymore..But kids may have large adenoid that can become infected leading ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If untreated, tuberculosis can progress and kill. There are good treatments for TB , and in most cases is
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A member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: It's a very benign condition.
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