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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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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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. Scott Keith
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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