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Which gallbladder problems can put someone in the hospital?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Pain, Pancreatitis

A gallstone may persistently obstruct the opening of the gallbladder, leading to constant, unrelenting pain for more than 24hrs.
This may improve on it's own, but often requires urgent surgery. A stone may also exit the gallbladder and get stuck in the bile duct; this can lead to pancreatitis or cholangitis, both of which require hospitalization.

In brief: Pain, Pancreatitis

A gallstone may persistently obstruct the opening of the gallbladder, leading to constant, unrelenting pain for more than 24hrs.
This may improve on it's own, but often requires urgent surgery. A stone may also exit the gallbladder and get stuck in the bile duct; this can lead to pancreatitis or cholangitis, both of which require hospitalization.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. John Chiu
Plus pain with passage of stones

In brief: Several

Cholecystitis sepsis choledochal stones jaundice cholecystic fistula and gallstone ileus--obstruction most simple gallstones-cholelithiasis is outpatient care.

In brief: Several

Cholecystitis sepsis choledochal stones jaundice cholecystic fistula and gallstone ileus--obstruction most simple gallstones-cholelithiasis is outpatient care.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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