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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. 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


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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?

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?

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

Dr. Mark Dickson
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Gangrene (Definition)

Gangrene is a medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more