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Can antibiotics help with gallbladder disease?

Can antibiotics help with gallbladder disease?

Temporarily: Most times gallbladder problems arise from gallstones which obstruct the outlet of the gallbladder causing pain and inflammation. This inflammation can become infected. When it does antibiotics will help but ultimately it will not get better untill the gallbladder is surgically removed. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Cholecystectomy: Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) remains the "gold standard" for treatment of gallbladder disease. It is a safe, usually simple operation, typically performed via minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery, with discharge home the same day and a return to normal activities within 7-10days. While there are methods to dissolve gallstones, they fail because the stones return. ...Read more

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Can you die from gallbladder disease?

Can you die from gallbladder disease?

Very rare.: Gallstones can cause infection which could result in septic shock. Usually that could be treated with antibiotics and surgery. Cancer of the gallbladder or bile ducts is very rare. Symptomatic gallbladder disease requires attention. ...Read more

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Does the gallbladder need to be removed if I have gallbladder disease?

Does the gallbladder need to be removed if I have gallbladder disease?

Yes.: App. 80% of people with gallstones never develop symptoms and need not have their gallbladder removed. However, once attacks begin, the only way to prevent them from coming back is to remove the gallbladder. Of course, every operation involves a decision regarding the risks vs. Benefits; if the risks of surgery are too high, there are alternatives that may temporize matters. ...Read more

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Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Yes but not likely: Routine gallstones are very uncommon. Typically stones in kids are related to hemolytic diseases such as sickle cell. There are case reports of parasites. Mostly biliary disease is secondary to abnormal development such as atresia, choledochal cysts, pancreatic anomalies. Again these are uncommon. ...Read more

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Can my bad diet lead to gallbladder disease?

Yes.: Gallbladder disease occurs due to multiple factors including heredity and our high (saturated) fat/high carbohydrate western diet. Furthermore, once gallstones develop, symptoms tend to be worse after eating high-fat foods. ...Read more

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What is gallbladder disease?

Malfunction gallblad: Often gallbladder disease is called a malfunction gallbladder where pain occurs in the right side of the abdomen under the rib cage and goes to the shoulder blade after eating fatty food. It usually starts after 15-20 minutes from eating and lasts more than 15 minutes. It is diagnosed by ultrasound finding of stones. Early forms of gallbladder disease needs a nuclear study for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are certain people more susceptible to gallbladder disease?

Are certain people more susceptible to gallbladder disease?

Yes: Gallbladder disease is more likely to occur in females, those over 40, women of childbearing age, pregnant women, and those who are overweight. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder diseases only happen to fat people?

Could gallbladder diseases only happen to fat people?

No: GB disease can affect anyone, even people with a normal weight. The classic risk factors for gallbladder are related to being overweight however, as well as being female, fertile, and in your forties. I have seen patients from 16 to 90 with galbladder issues and with all body types and both genders. ...Read more

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


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Gallbladder Diseases (Definition)

Gallbladder diseases include gallbladder stones and infection. Symptoms include abdominal pain that is often worse after a fatty meal, indigestion, ...Read more


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