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Can Viral Infection Cause Gallbladder Disease
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
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
Is that true? In rare cases, upper and middle back pain may be caused by other problems, such as gallbladder disease, cancer, or an infection?
Yes: Pain in many body areas can affect other areas which is seen in gallbladder, pancreatic, kidney and heart disease as well as many others. ...Read more
Can untreated hashimoto disease weaken immune system and cause several bacterial / viral infections the past several months?
Thyroid function?: If your thyroid function is normal, then there should be no problem with your immune system. Even if the thyroid function were low, the immune function is not usually impaired. ...Read more
Scapular muscle pain. Afraid that it might be a infectious disease or viral infection. What causes scapular pain?
Your neck: Scapular pain is frequently associated with cervical pain and radiculitis. ...Read more
Not shingles saw infectious disease dr, he said not shingles, not std, not cancer sores keep coming back when I go off viral infection med why?
Immune deficiency: Need to know more about the rash, history of infections, the antiviral medication etc. Would comment that with repeated bacterial skin infections or viral infections that are difficult to control (and many other scenarios involving recurrent unexplained infection), it may be helpful to see an Immunologist to rule out underlying deficiency. ...Read more
I have had 8 viral infections this year that passed quickly. I am concerned I have immune defiency disorder. Blood work in march showed nothing?!
I wouldn't worry: When I was a young doctor I had many of these from seeing young children. After several years my immunity developed and I was fine. This is also common in parents with young children, especially if they are in day care. By being sick you build up your immunity. When I was in the service, with was also common when moving to a foreign country. After a year, the illnesses seemed to temporize a ...Read more
My 8 month old kid has this viral infection and I don't know what causes it. It's growing almost all over his body it looks like a small red dot.?
See a pediatrician: Without seeing the eruption it is impossible to diagnose. Has the baby had all their immunizations, are they feverish, do they have other symptoms. 8 month olds are very fragile, and if there is any question about their health or welfare they should be seen by a pediatrician. ...Read more
Viruses: The newborn is fortunate to have temporary immunity to many viral illnesses based on moms lifetime of experiences. This temporary immunity is passed thru the placenta & begins to fade by 3-4 mo. After that point an kids get an average of 5-7 viral respiratory illnesses/yr and 2-3 diarrheal illnesses/yr. Some vaccines (mmr & hep b) are available to prevent some illnesses, but most will self heal. ...Read more
YesPresumedMostFreq.: Pleurisy, inflammation of the thin, delicate lining inside the chest, visceral portion covering/outside layer of the lungs, parietal layer lining the inside of the chest wall, both layers oozing small amounts of clear salt water filtered from blood capillaries & serving as lubricant, is presumed commonly from viral infections, however, as a body response, could be triggered by any no of triggers. ...Read more
Yes: A viral infection can affect the body in many ways. When you have flu symptoms you feel weak and ache and get dizzy. This is caused by the body's reaction. Inflammation of the ear can make you dizzy, and inflammation of the brain can make you dizzy. Best to have a thorough examination to be sure a more serious process is not taking place. ...Read more
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
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