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Dr. Leslie Leighton
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
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What are symptoms of an Infected gallbladder?

Dr. Leslie Leighton
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
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What are symptoms of an Infected gallbladder?

Fever and pain: Usually present with abdominal pain, fever and possibly abdominal tenderness on examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Does an infected gallbladder have to be taken out?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Does an infected gallbladder have to be taken out?

Yes: most of the time .

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Leonard Metildi
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Will an infected gallbladder keep you from losing weight?

Dr. Leonard Metildi
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Will an infected gallbladder keep you from losing weight?

No: Gallbladder disease causes the opposite by interfering with eating. Patients with gallbladder disease and pain with eating, usually eat less and if anything, loose weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Shashank Jain
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I was diagnosed with chronic cholecystitis and i had the HIDA scan that showed my gallbladder is infected.How soon i should opt out for a surgery?

Dr. Shashank Jain
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Soon: Please contact your doctor/ surgeon as soon as you can. They will need to take everything in account - symptoms , studies, blood work and ofcourse talk with you. After which a decision will be made. On the other hand, if you have fevers, pain , nausea vomiting - which are ongoing- please go to the er. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Suneel Khetarpal
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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How would the ER test for an infected gallbladder?

Dr. Suneel Khetarpal
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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Ultrasound, lab test: an acutely inflamed gall balder has a characteristic finding on ultrasound. The Inflamation can also cause an elevated white count. The diagnosis can be made easily in the ER and appropriate referral for surgical consultation can be made. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Board Certified, Bariatrics
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Is the dumping syndrome from gastric bypass pain similar to pain from an infected gallbladder?

Dr. Gregg Nishi
Board Certified, Bariatrics
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Is the dumping syndrome from gastric bypass pain similar to pain from an infected gallbladder?

Dumping syndrome: Not quite the same. Gallbladder pain is usually in the right upper quadrant, right under your ribcage. Dumping is more of a generalized abdominal cramping, plus cold sweats, heart palpitations, maybe diarrhea. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What are signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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What are signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems?

Pain on right: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. Gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. The pain occurs after eating, especially fatty foods, can be severe. If pain lasts more than an hour or if you vomit get to your doctor. Ultrasound can diagnose. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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What are usual signs and symptoms of gall bladder problems?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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What are usual signs and symptoms of gall bladder problems?

Gall Bladder: Please refer to my response above. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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What are some early signs and symptoms of gall bladder disease/stones?

Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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What are some early signs and symptoms of gall bladder disease/stones?

Pain: Gallstones may cause pain by blocking the outflow of bile from the gallbladder. This will cause non-cramping, non-burning, steady pain, localized to the right upper- or upper midline abdomen, +/- radiation into back. As abruptly as the pain begins, it tends to subside after an hour or so. It often follows meals, especially fatty, fried foods. It also may be associated with nausea +/- vomiting. ...Read more

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