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Dr. Stephen Metzinger
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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. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery if you still have some past mono symptoms from prev infection?

Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery if you still have some past mono symptoms from prev infection?

Depends: On what symptoms you are having. Minor health issues would not likely be a concern, but weakened immune system with weight loss or low white blood cell may not be good for elective surgery. Please review in detail with your surgeon before any surgery is scheduled. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Arthur Heller
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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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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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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Dr. Donald Colantino
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Does gallbladder stone causes urine infections..?

Does gallbladder stone causes urine infections..?

No: Obstructing gall stones can cause brownish urine due to excess bile but not an infection in the urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Andres Katz
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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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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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