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Can bacterial infection cause gallbladder disease?

Can bacterial infection cause gallbladder disease?

Gallstones: Gallstones are formed in the gallbladder and may not cause symptoms. Gallstones in the gallbladder are associated with bacteria in the bile and if the bile in the gallbladder gets infected it causes cholecystitis which makes you very unwell and requires surgery to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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Can a bacterial infection in the gallbladder cause multiple organ failure?

Can a bacterial infection in the gallbladder cause multiple organ failure?

Sepsis: If you develop systemic infection (sepsis), then definitely yes. This is called ascending cholangitis and can be very serious and life threatening. ...Read more

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Could a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Could a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Severe infection: Where in body can cause multiple system failure. It depends on the location and severity of infection, type of organism causing the infection, host response to infection, and how rapidly effective treatment of infection can proceed. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Would it be possible that a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Overwhelming: Septicemia in any organ cause multiple organ failure. It is rare for acute cholecystitis alone to cause multiple organ failure, unless there are co-morbid conditions such as malignancy, diabetes, hiv, liver disease or kidney failure, but these are general statements, so ask your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more

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I had a blood bacterial infection that may have been associated with gallstones. I have had no pain in 2&1/2 months. Should the gallbladder be removed?

I had a blood bacterial infection that may have been associated with gallstones. I have had no pain in 2&1/2 months. Should the gallbladder be removed?

Need More Info: All else being equal, cholecystectomy is indicated following any episode of cholecystitis, provided one can tolerate elective surgery. Was your infection from the gb? Sepsis is rarely associated with cholecystitis unless a stone exits the gallbladder & obstructs the liver; this is called cholangitis, often requiring endoscopic clearance of the stone (ercp), followed by eventual cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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Can viral infection cause gallbladder disease?

Can viral infection cause gallbladder disease?

Sometimes: Or it may manifest after a viral illness. Takes gallstones about a year to develop. ...Read more

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Can parasitic infection cause gallbladder disease?

Can parasitic infection cause gallbladder disease?

Yes, rarely: There are a few types of parasitic worms that are capable of getting into the liver and bile ducts. This happens almost exclusively outside of the United States. ...Read more

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What disease is characterized by frequent bacterial infections?

What disease is characterized by frequent bacterial infections?

Immune defect.: Impairment in the immune system is usually associated with recurrent infections particularly in the sinus and lung. There are many types of immune defects but a discussion would fill a textbook. ...Read more

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Do I have some type of disease or bacterial infection if it's odorous down there?

Do I have some type of disease or bacterial infection if it's odorous down there?

No: Trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis give you a fishy odor. All you need is a cream or antibiotic, then a vinegar douch, folloed by acidophillus in a probiotic pill like provela, or yogurt like activia or danactive. ...Read more

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Help please! Is bacterial infection like staphylococcus a sexually transmitted disease?

No: Even though an infection could be transmitted during the act of sex does not mean that it falls into the category of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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How does pneumovax, a vaccine against a bacterial infection, reduce deaths from influenza which is a viral disease?

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How does pneumovax, a vaccine against a bacterial infection, reduce deaths from influenza which is a viral disease?

Pneumonia prevention: An important cause of death from influenza is often related to pneumonia, a common complication of influenza. Pneumonia following influenza is often caused by pneumococcus. Pneumovax provides protection against an invasive peumococcal infections including pneumonia. ...Read more

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Need referral for gyno or infectious disease dr in los angeles area who can cure complicated bacterial infection of vagina/vulva. Suffering 3 months.

Need referral for gyno or infectious disease dr in los angeles area who can cure complicated bacterial infection of vagina/vulva. Suffering 3 months.

As above: I am sorry about u suffering, I hope some physicians from california will read u message and provide u with what u want، if not ask u insurance company. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial infection, what factors could cause the infection to become septic?

I have a bacterial infection, what factors could cause the infection to become septic?

Very rare: If you mean a bacterial infection in the vagina, it would be highly unlikely for this to proceed to sepsis, which is a serious infection of the bloodstream. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and I think it causes you to have a bacterial infection?

I have a yeast infection and I think it causes you to have a bacterial infection?

Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question.

A yeast infection happens when there's a change to the normal flora. You can get it if you are immunocomprised or after taking antibiotics. Some people even get it due to stress. Any change to your normal self puts you at risk to get other infections as well.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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What causes lung bacterial infection I am a non smoker?

What causes lung bacterial infection I am a non smoker?

Bacteria!: By definition, bacteria cause bacterial lung infection. Bacteria respond to antibiotics while viruses do not. Viruses are more common than bacteria & cause typical cold which won't respond to antibiotics. Average cough illness lasts 18 days so be patient. Best way to avoid upper respiratory infections (uris) is to wash hands & avoid being sneezed/coughed upon. And don't smoke (which you aren't). ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection cause a Pap smear to come back abnormal? I'm worried cuz mine did back n March 18, 2014.!!

YES: A bacterial infection can cause abnormalities with PAP.

You should follow up with this as I'm sure your DR. Suggested. ...Read more

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Can aerospan cause bacterial infection if I have a spacer? Also what diff between aerospan & dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?

Can aerospan cause bacterial infection if I have a spacer? Also what diff between aerospan & dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?

No: If any infection it would fungal, to avoid that either with a spacer or without, drink water or gargle after adminstring the medicine, the difference between aerospan ( flunisolide); an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) (mometasone/formetrol) is that the latter is a combo medicine, containing an ICS and LABA ( Long Acting Beta Agonist)1; ...Read more

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Dr said I had bacterial infection cause white blood count 9.9 snd absolute neut 8.8 gave me antibodiacs but did not tell me what is wrong, seg is 8.4?

Dr said I had bacterial infection cause white blood count 9.9 snd absolute neut 8.8 gave me antibodiacs but did not tell me what is wrong, seg is 8.4?

No idea: This white count is not really elevated. The elevated segs suggest a bacterial infection. Have the doctor give you more information. Cannot tell what is the infection from your hx. ...Read more

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If I had a bacterial infection could it cause pimples? On various parts of the body?

If I had a bacterial infection could it cause pimples? On various parts of the body?

No: Systemic bacterial infections are uncommon to begin with, and i'd be suspicious if a phyiscian (especially an independent thinker) told me I had one. If you have several boils, a physician's office visit is in order, and since you are concerned and know your own body, even if your phyiscian finds it is common acne, it's worth the visit. ...Read more

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What can be some possible causes for recurring bacterial infections?

Poor diet: The fuel that you take in is as important for you as it is for your car. Would you risk poor fuel for your car? Stick to "god made" food and leave the "junk" alone. Your immune system requires energy and that comes from oxidation-----the equivalent of burning gas in a car cylinder. Wrong gas, poor engine performance. Empty calories make you sick. ...Read more

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What is underlying cause of vaginal bacterial infection?

It varies: Changes in vaginal ph (acid/base balance) can lead to bacterial vaginal infection. The ph of the vagina is normally 4 and the ph of menstrual blood is 7.4 which can lead to bacterial overgrowth. Using vaginal douches can also alter vaginal ph by removing lactabacilli, the organisms that fight off vaginal bacterial infection. The ph of semen is 8 which can also alter vaginal ph. ...Read more

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My skin gets too dry if I shower more than once a day. Would that cause bacterial infections?

No: Dry skin itself does not cause bacterial infection. In fact, in your case by taking shower daily, you are likely reducing risk of bacterial infection. Many people have the dry skin, after taking shower, particularly in winter. You should apply lubricant such as petroleum jelly, or vaseline to the skin to protect breakdown of the skin. Once the skin breaks down, it does increase the infection risk. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infections cause cancer?

Can bacterial infections cause cancer?

Not directly: Several pathogenic bacteria known to establish persistent infections, can promote or initiate abnormal cell growth by evading the immune system and creating an environment that can result in cancer (chronic inflammation and production of carcinogenic bacterial metabolites). Helicobacter pylori is a species of bacteria that causes ulcers. If left untreated, this can lead to stomach cancer. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infection cause encephalitis?

Yes but likely viral: Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, unknown causes, etc... Patients with identifiable causes usually have viral infections. Herpes types 1 & 2, epstein barr virus, varicella (chicken pox, shingles) virus, polio virus, coxsackie (hand-foot-mouth) virus, or mosquito-borne viruses can cause encephalitis. ...Read more

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Could bacterial infections cause missing periods?

Could bacterial infections cause missing periods?

Significant illness: To include bacterial infections could cause a delay or cause you to miss a period. ...Read more

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Can too much probiotics cause a bacterial infection?

Can too much probiotics cause a bacterial infection?

Bacterial infection: This is rather unlikely. Do not know what "too much" means, but probiotics usually contain lactobacillus and bifidobacteria but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be used. There have been reports of sepsis with some of these organisms in patients with profoundly impaired immune function, but this will seldom or ever affect a normal individual. ...Read more

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Could leukocytosis cause viral and bacterial infections?

The other way around: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood, as measured on a blood test. Both viral and bacterial infections can sometimes cause high numbers of white blood cells (wbc's) or low numbers of wbc's (leukopenia). Unusual leukocytosis, not caused by an infection, can be due to a bone marrow problem such as an early stage of leukemia. A doctor can further evaluate. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infections cause ulcers?

Can bacterial infections cause ulcers?

Yes: A bacteria called helicobacter pylori is the most common cause of ulcers. The bacteria can be treated by antibiotics. It can be detected on endoscopy or stool or breath tests. Ulcers can also be caused by too much Aspirin or antinflammatory medications. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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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