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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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Dr. Donald Alves
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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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Can kidney infection symptom be pain and twitches under right rib cage? I have no gallbladder, do have cloudy urine tightnessunder rib and hematuria

Can kidney infection symptom be pain and twitches under right rib cage? I have no gallbladder, do have cloudy urine tightnessunder rib and hematuria

Treat UTI: you have enough symptoms to suggest that you might have UTI pain,cloudy urine,blood in urine start by drinking a lot of water and cranberry juice see a doctor for proper examination and urine testing and medication thank you for using health tap and good luck ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
Once
Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
Daily
Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
Daily
Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
Daily
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How do u get gallbladder infections?

How do u get gallbladder infections?

Blockage: Gb infections are uncommon. Bile duct infections (cholangitis) are more common; potentially very serious infections. They generally occur with partial obstruction of the duct, with or without instrumentation of the duct. Gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis) is common: occurs when a stone gets stuck passing out of the gb. Stones can get stuck in the bile ducts too-sicker patient. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if gallbladder infections go away on their own?

If it is a true: infection with acute cholecystitis, likelihood of spontaneous improvement is low, of course depending on severity of infection. You will need at least antibiotics, sometime even IV, and probably cholecystectomy. Sometimes, gallbladder attacks subside on their own, but these attacks are probably not real infections. Get to a doctor for specific advice in your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Drink at least 2L of water
Daily
Avoid irritating foods
Daily
Empty bladder 4-6 times per day
Daily
Empty bladder after intercourse
Once
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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. ...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?

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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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
once
Avoid fragrances in soaps, detergents, panty liners and pads
daily
Avoid too much scrubbing, direct pressure from thongs, tight clothes
daily
If menopausal, vaginal estrogens (plant based) help prevent uti's
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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