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Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
33 years in practice
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If I have a gallbladder infection like gangrene. Wouldn't I have severe symptoms?

Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
33 years in practice
115K people helped
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. William Forsythe
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery if you still have some past mono symptoms from prev infection?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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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. William Forsythe
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Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
516K people helped
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
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How do u get gallbladder infections?

Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
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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. William Forsythe
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Could you tell me if gallbladder infections go away on their own?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
6M people helped
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Does gallbladder stone causes urine infections..?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
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Can parasitic infection cause gallbladder disease?

Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
1M people helped
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I have underwent gallbladder infection after nissen fundoplication and my bile refluxseems to be by far more pronounced after surgery.Is there a link?

Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
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I have underwent gallbladder infection after nissen fundoplication and my bile refluxseems to be by far more pronounced after surgery.Is there a link?

No : There should be no link. May need test to make sure nissen still in place. ...Read more

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Dr. Andres Katz
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
44 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Andres Katz
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
44 years in practice
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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?

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
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Might it be that a a gallbladder infection cause sinus infections?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Might it be that a a gallbladder infection cause sinus infections?

No: Known associations or causal relationship exists here. ...Read more

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