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Can gallbladder cause gangrene?

Can gallbladder cause gangrene?

Well...: Gangrene simply means dead tissue. An infected gallbladder can become gangrenous and perforate if not properly cared for. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Dads gallbladder was gangrene when removed. How long would it have taken to turn gangrene?

Dads gallbladder was gangrene when removed. How long would it have taken to turn gangrene?

Can't answer...: ...without seeing his operative or pathology report. There is no way to predict second-hand when his gallbladder turned gangrenous, or how close it was to perforating, based on the absence you've provided of any clinical information. Sorry, but this is a good question to re-direct to his surgeon (who was actually there). ...Read more

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Can i get gangrene if my gallbladder fails completely? My hida scan shows its only working 15

Can i get gangrene if my gallbladder fails completely? My hida scan shows its only working 15

"Apples and Oranges": The cck-hida scan measures gallbladder emptying; it is used for people who do not have gallstones yet have gallbladder symptoms (biliary dykenisia). While there is a place for gallbladder surgery in this setting, this disease does not cause inflammation in the gallbladder--in fact, under the microscope, the gb looks entirely normal. Therefore, you need not worry about gangrene. ...Read more

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Can i get gangrene if my gallbladder fails completely? My hida scan shows its only working 15%!

Can i get gangrene if my gallbladder fails completely? My hida scan shows its only working 15%!

"Apples and Oranges": The cck-hida scan measures gallbladder emptying; it is used for people who do not have gallstones yet have gallbladder symptoms (biliary dykenisia). While there is a place for gallbladder surgery in this setting, this disease does not cause inflammation in the gallbladder--in fact, under the microscope, the gb looks entirely normal. Therefore, you need not worry about gangrene. ...Read more

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If I have a gallbladder infection like gangrene. Wouldn't I have severe symptoms?

If I have a gallbladder infection like gangrene. Wouldn't I have severe symptoms?

Gallbladder issues: Dear Matthew 1: I recommend you follow-up with a board certified general surgeon as soon as possible. If your symptoms are severe please go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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My gallbladder is only functioning 15%. My doc told me today i must get it out or i could get a severe infection such as like gangrene. Is this true?

My gallbladder is only functioning 15%. My doc told me today i must get it out or i could get a severe infection such as like gangrene. Is this true?

Not true: 15% function of the gallbladder indicates that the source of pain might be the lack of emptying. If no stones are present that will not cause gangrene, but pain will persist and that is the main indication for removal. ...Read more

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Gallbladder ultra sound was normal w/NO stones... HIDA scan showed ejection fraction at 10%. I have frequent attacks, what are my chances of Gangrene?

Gallbladder ultra sound was normal w/NO stones... HIDA scan showed ejection fraction at 10%. I have frequent attacks, what are my chances of Gangrene?

Not common : Unless you have severe pain and fever, gangrene is unlikely. Avoid fatty and greasy foods. Gallbladder contracts when stimulated by fatty foods and this is when pain occurs (after fatty or greasy meals). ejection fraction is normally over 30 %. ...Read more

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Gallbladder had gangrene and ruptured during surgery. Bile duct was cut in half and is draining bile, has to stay in for 3 months. What is the outlook?

Gallbladder had gangrene and ruptured during surgery. Bile duct was cut in half and is draining bile, has to stay in for 3 months. What is the outlook?

Bile duct injury : It sounds like you had a very hostile gallbladder but to this point things have been repaired and that you have a t-tube in place. That tube help strain the bile and people helps prevent stricture. Overall the outlook is good and it is rare for people to have major complications or long-term effects after surgery in which the ball that was repaired. Routine follow-up as recommended by your surgeon will however be important to make sure that any problem that arises is attended to a timely fashion. ...Read more

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How common is gangrene from a gall bladder functioning only 15%. I have no pain but temp rising to 100 last few days & nausous. ?

How common is gangrene from a gall bladder functioning only 15%. I have no pain but temp rising to 100 last few days & nausous. ?

Very rare : gangrene in the gallbladder happen from a stone blocking the cystic duct cause enough swelling it will compromise the perfusion and the circulation and cause gangrene dysfunctional GBM can cause fever without gangrene my advise go to the ER Or go and see your surgeon ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Gallbladder 17% function no stones on us does it need to come out if not can it set p gangreen? Cn billirubin b caused by this or fatty liver?

Gallbladder 17% function no stones on us does it need to come out if not can it set p gangreen? Cn billirubin b caused by this or fatty liver?

Sounds like biliary: Dyskinesia, given that there are no stones and low gallbladder ef. Cholecystectomy will alleviate symptoms in 70% of patients with this diagnosis. However, if there is also elevated bilirubin, that is suspicious for obstruction. Bilirubin needs to be fractionated and if it is direct bilirubin which is elevated further studies are indicated (e.g. Mrcp). Fatty liver should not cause elevated bilirub. ...Read more

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Does a low functioning gallbladder get better with diet? Hida scan showed only 17% functioning what's the chances of rupturing or gettinh gangreen?

Does a low functioning gallbladder get better with diet? Hida scan showed only 17% functioning what's the chances of rupturing or gettinh gangreen?

unlikely: The good thing with seeing the gallbladder(you can't calculate an ejection fraction unless the gallbladder filled first) is that it is very good with predicting that there is not acute cholecystitis...So gangrene and rupture very unlikely at that time. However an ejection fraction of 17%, is low. This is most commonly related to a chronic disease, and indicates poor function. ...Read more

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What could cause a gallbladder to go bad?

Stones: Gallstone can cause sever inflamations and obstruction of the bile flow from the gallbladder into the duct. Due to high lipid level. ...Read more

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What is a collapsed gallbladder and what are its causes?

What is a collapsed gallbladder and what are its causes?

Don't know: It fills and empties as part of its work. If diseased and scarred to a nubbin that could be called collapsed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the gallbladder to become painful?

What are the causes of the gallbladder to become painful?

Usually stones: But sometimes it can become inflamed without stones, in a condition called acalculous cholecystitis. But other causes can be mistaken for gallbladder pain, such as ulcers, kidney stones, or even intestinal cancer, so have your doctor take a look at you. ...Read more

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What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

It's empty: The gallbladder largely functions as a bag that concentrates bile made in the liver. Between meals, bile flows from the liver into the bile duct, and it is "sucked" into the gallbladder where it is concentrated between 8-20 x. When you eat, various stimuli including cck release stimulate gallbladder contaction, and the concentrated bile is then emptied into the small intestine to mix with food. ...Read more

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What causes gallbladder/diahrrea problems?

What causes gallbladder/diahrrea problems?

Not sure...: ..If i understand your question. Gallbladder disease itself is not associated with bowel changes or diarrhea. If you mean diarrhea after gallbladder surgery, then that is due to excess bile reaching the large intestine or colon causing the diarrhea. That usually resolves with time as the small bowel learns to absorb the bile better, or with medication like actigall (ursodiol) to absorb the excess bile. ...Read more

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Can perimenopause cause gallbladder problems?

No, but: Age itself can predispose to gallbladder problems - remember the 4 f's of gallbladder disease : fat, female, fertile, and forty! ...Read more

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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Gangrene (Definition)

A medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more