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Can you die from gallbladder disease?

Can you die from gallbladder disease?

Very rare.: Gallstones can cause infection which could result in septic shock. Usually that could be treated with antibiotics and surgery. Cancer of the gallbladder or bile ducts is very rare. Symptomatic gallbladder disease requires attention. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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What is gallbladder disease?

What is gallbladder disease?

Malfunction gallblad: Often gallbladder disease is called a malfunction gallbladder where pain occurs in the right side of the abdomen under the rib cage and goes to the shoulder blade after eating fatty food. It usually starts after 15-20 minutes from eating and lasts more than 15 minutes. It is diagnosed by ultrasound finding of stones. Early forms of gallbladder disease needs a nuclear study for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Yes but not likely: Routine gallstones are very uncommon. Typically stones in kids are related to hemolytic diseases such as sickle cell. There are case reports of parasites. Mostly biliary disease is secondary to abnormal development such as atresia, choledochal cysts, pancreatic anomalies. Again these are uncommon. ...Read more

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Is gallbladder disease common in the us?

Is gallbladder disease common in the us?

Yes.: It is safe to say that there are millions of people in the US with gallstones. Thankfully, only about 10-20% develop symptoms; this is best treated by surgery once symptoms begin. As many as 500, 000-750, 000 of these operations are performed in the US yearly. ...Read more

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Can my bad diet lead to gallbladder disease?

Yes: I agree with dr. Rosen. Gallbladder disease is often multi-factoral. There are clear relationships between diet and gallbladder disease. In addition to poor dietary choices, things including yo-yo dieting with significant weight swings is associated with increased stone formation. Certain illnesses are also associated with development of gallstones. ...Read more

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Do you know if you have gallbladder disease?

Do you know if you have gallbladder disease?

Ultrasound: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food. If you have these symptoms, an ultrasound will confirm the dx. ...Read more

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How likely is dying from gallbladder disease?

Not very high: Chance of dying from gallstones, unless you let it go untreated for many years. Rarely, you can develop cancer of the gallbladder, which is a serious condition with high chance of dying. ...Read more

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Who knows anything about gallbladder diseases?

Who knows anything about gallbladder diseases?

Many doctors: Your family doctor can discuss with you gallbladder disease. A gastroenterologist can review cases as needed where there are uncertainties. ...Read more

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How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Avoid fats, or OR: Fatty foods often trigger the gallbladder to contract and makes the symptoms worse. 95% of patients who are actively having gallbladder pain will continue to have problems until the gallbladder is removed. So, you might consider or. ...Read more

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At what age does gallbladder disease happen most?

At what age does gallbladder disease happen most?

Women before Men: Gallbladder disease is most common in women either soon after having children or in the 40's and older. Men tend to have gallbladder problems in their 50's and up. Although rare, teenagers can get gallstones, either associated with blood diseases or obesity. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the main symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain & nausea: Pain in the middle or right side of upper abdomen, increased or new reflux, nausea and sometimes vomiting, and food intolerance - especially fatty or fried food. ...Read more

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What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

Classic symptoms: Are epigastric and right upper quadrant abdominal pain, starting two or three hours after a heavy or fatty meal, with radiation to right shoulder blade, lasting six to eight hours, in a forty year old plump woman with multiple births. But hardly anyone has all, or even any, of the the classic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell what are symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Can anyone tell what are symptoms of gallbladder disease?

(RUQ) Abdominal Pain: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common. ...Read more

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Is a gallbladder sludge considered a gallbladder disease?

Yes if there's pain.: Pain after eating, anywhere in the upper abdomen, especially with fatty foods, may be cholecystitis. This is true if stones are present, called "cholelithiasis with cholecystitis." sometimes when the gall bladder ultrasound is "normal", i.e. There are no stones, the gall bladder doesn't empty properly (seen on cck hida). This can also be true with sludge. In all cases, surgery relieves the pain. ...Read more

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How is gallbladder disease be caused by an unhealthy diet?

How is gallbladder disease be caused by an unhealthy diet?

Cholesterol: We are not 100 percent certain on how this happens, but some gallstones are made of cholesterol. The assumption is that high cholesterol levels can induce the formation of gallstones, but this is not always the case. There re many factors associated with the formation of gallstones and sometimes dieting alternated with periods of food binges can be as bad and a promotor of gallstones. ...Read more

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Can you tell what the symptoms of gallbladder disease are?

Can you tell what the symptoms of gallbladder disease are?

Bad gallbladder: Fever, vomiting, pain in upper belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date. Take a friend with you to appointments. There is treatment. ...Read more

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Are certain people more susceptible to gallbladder disease?

Are certain people more susceptible to gallbladder disease?

Yes: Gallbladder disease is more likely to occur in females, those over 40, women of childbearing age, pregnant women, and those who are overweight. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Gallbladder diseases?

Gallbladder diseases: = various inflammatory, functional, metabolic, and neoplastic pathologic entities that can affect the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about gallbladder disease and is it serious?

Gallbladder abnormal: Gb disease would be any condition of the gallbladder such as inflammation (cholecystitis), gallstones (cholecystitis), hydrops (distension from biliary duct blockage), as well as superimposed infection or perforation on any of the above. And yes, such conditions can be serious and life threatening in not treated. Elective treatment is always safer than emergency procedures. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallbladder Diseases (Definition)

= various inflammatory, functional, metabolic, and neoplastic pathologic entities that ...Read more