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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience in 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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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience in General Surgery
Not from this: gallbladder sludge or stones are very common. If pain keeps coming back see a surgeon to remove gallbladder. For now avoid fatty foods.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See the doctor: If you are feeling that bad you should go get checked immediately. That said, you need to investigate the type of anesthesia that was used for your s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Uncommon can happen: Death during gall bladder surgery is rare but could happen , mostly due to anesthetic , cardiac & pulmonary complication , late deaths bile duct injur ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Acute pancreatitis has an appreciable mortality.
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Dr. Siamak Milanchi
24 years experience in 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in 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. Daniel Para
29 years experience in 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 member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in 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 female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience in 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
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
If v.large/obstructs: Very unusual to die from bladder stone. Would have to remain untreated with huge bladder stone occupy the entire bladder and obstructingt inflow of ur ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Well...: If you have no symptoms, like abdominal pain you are ok. If you rae having pain, and have actually a cholecystitis (your GB is inflamed and infected) ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
In rare cases: Uncommon, but possible.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Myocarditis: Yes. Death can occur if myocarditis results in heart failure from failure of pumping or cardiac arrythmias.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
?from what: Medically speaking possible causes of death are kidney failure, sepsis, hemorrhage if neglected;.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Definitely: You need your liver to live. It's the master biochemist in the body; makes proteins, bile, clotting factors, detoxifies drugs, chemicals, poisons, et ... Read More
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A member asked:
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. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in 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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