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Can gallstones kill you?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, in rare: Instances, it can cause severe infection, perforation, or peritonitis. It is best to take care of your problem before these complications set in.
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
Rarely: I have never seen this but if surgery is not done to get rid of them when they are causing problems, it may happen. This would be very rare. Talk to your doctor about you concerns.
Dr. James Lin
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Yes, it kills if its related infection is out of control. On the other hand, it doesn't mean all gallstones have to be removed. In fact, I respect: There is no magic in life and medicine if any, that is to apply currently available knowledge, skill, technology, common sense, and a tad of wisdom at a reasonable time in a reasoanble way to a reasonable patient. So, be in close contact with competent
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