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A 24-year-old male asked:

can gallbladder rupture killl you?

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Dr. Ralph Parker
General Surgery 31 years experience
Maybe but rarely: Gallbladders rarely "rupture." contrary to popular misconception, they don't pop like a balloon. They may become so inflamed that they become gangrenous and start leaking. It's not the leak per se that is the problem, but the associated extreme inflammation and damage to surrounding structures. Death is an uncommon occurrence, but may occur in older/sicker patients with other medical problems.
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes but not often: The gallbladder usually causes significant pain when infected or blocked with stones. It usually doesn't rupture as such, but should it one can be very sick.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
If neglected and : Untreated . Rupture of gall bladder will cause massive peritonitis , if untreated along with correction what caused may results in death.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What will happen if my gallbladder ruptures?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Peritonitis: Like any abdominal organ that ruptures (appendix, intestine, stomach), the contents of that organ enters into the abdominal cavity and causes severe inflammation and pain, called peritonitis. Left untreated, it can lead to infection and even death. Thankfully, this is very rare.

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