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A 19-year-old male asked:

Is it possible to have a gangrene gall bladder with no pain only fever and nausea? hida scan showed 15% ef. ultrasound normal.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Highly unlikely: This life-threatening condition is an acute medical emergency. If the doctor believes a patient has gallbladder gangrene, the recommendation is immediate surgery. If the patient is not stable for surgery or if severe infection has set in, the doctor will treat the patient with antibiotics with the goal of quelling the infection so a surgeon can operate. Anything is possible but this is not likely.

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Last updated Sep 22, 2014

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