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Is it possible for you gall bladder to lead to kidney problems? my brother (58 yrs) had his gall bladder removed easter sunday. he's still in the hospital due to an ongoing infection supposedly from the gall bladder. so far, they haven't been able to get

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Dr. Mohamed Ahmed
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes. : Yes. Usually will recover after controlling infection.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Sometimes : Sometimes serious internal infections can result in kidney dysfunction or renal failure. Once the infection is treated, then the kidney function often returns to normal. Sometimes temporary dialysis is used until the kidney function can return back to normal. If there is a history of other medical conditions such as hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, diabetes, or past kidney damage, then a person's risk of kidney damage may be increased. Sometimes a kidney specialist such as a nephrologist helps patients with kidney injury or damage.

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Last updated Mar 13, 2020

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