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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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I had viral infection and now have inflammation of the gallbladder what can this be?

I had viral infection and now have inflammation of the gallbladder what can this be?

Coincindence: This may be a coincidence as a viral cold and gall bladder disease are usually not related.

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Can untreated hashimoto disease weaken immune system and cause several bacterial / viral infections the past several months?

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.

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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?

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.

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Hello docs. I was wondering can viral infection cause waist pain?

??: Do you mean wrist pain or abdominal pain? There is no such term as waist pain. Viruses will not cause isolated wrist pain but they can cause abdominal pain.

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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 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

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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.?

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.

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What can cause viral infections in infants?

What can cause viral infections in infants?

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.

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Can a viral infection cause pleurisy?

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.

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What are the viral infections that causes hives and are they cureble?

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What are the viral infections that causes hives and are they cureble?

Many: There are many viruses that can cause hives, especially in children; even cold viruses have been implicated. As with most viral issues, recovery just involves supportive care and time.

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Can viral infection cause dizziness?

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.

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Can anemia be caused by a viral infection?

Can anemia be caused by a viral infection?

Yes viruses can: There are some viruses that stop blood production. Other viruses trigger an immune response that causes red cell destruction.

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Could a viral infection cause night sweats?

Could a viral infection cause night sweats?

Yes: Yes, viral illness can cause night sweats, and so can many other things (tuberculosis, leukemia/lymphoma, opportunistic infections, menopause, hot nights, etc, etc). If they persist, see your doctor for a thorough evaluation and diagnostic tests. Good luck!

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Are pinworms or boils caused by viral infections?

Are pinworms or boils caused by viral infections?

No: Neither problem ard due to viruses. There are some viruses that can produce blisters, but not boils.

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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


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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